Painful Urinary Tract Infection? Receive Prompt UTI Treatment in Orlando, FL
Do you need UTI treatment? A urinary tract infection can develop if harmful bacteria enter your urethra and multiply in your bladder. UTIs are very common, especially among women. Due to anatomical differences, women are more prone to UTIs than men, mainly because bacteria can more easily reach a woman’s bladder through her relatively short urethra.
A urinary tract infection can be painful and disruptive, but that’s not the only reason to seek professional UTI treatment. If left untreated, the bacteria in your bladder can move into your kidneys, enter your bloodstream, and cause potentially serious complications. Also, due to the growing prevalence of hardy, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, UTIs are becoming increasingly difficult to treat.
UTI Treatment When You Need It
As a member of Optimum Direct Care, a direct primary care (DPC) practice in Orlando, Florida, you’ll have unrestricted access to our board-certified family practice physician, Dr. Toni “Muzzi” Muzzonigro, which means you can receive prompt UTI treatment when you need it. Come to Optimum Direct Care right away if you experience any symptoms of a urinary tract infection, which can include:
- Burning during urination
- Cloudy, dark, bloody, or foul-smelling urine
- Urinary urgency or frequency
- Urine leakage
- Bladder spasms
- Pelvic pain
After you arrive at our office, we’ll ask you to provide a urine sample, which we will immediately test for bacteria in our on-site lab. If Dr. Muzzi diagnoses you with a urinary tract infection, she will likely prescribe antibiotic treatment. Because you can obtain free generic prescriptions from our office formulary, you can begin your UTI treatment right away.
Even if you start to feel better before you finish your antibiotics, you should complete the entire course as prescribed by Dr. Muzzi. If you stop taking your medication too soon, some of the bacteria in your bladder may linger, allowing your infection to persist and possibly worsen. Also, you should drink plenty of water to help flush the bacteria out of your body.
If you think you might have a urinary tract infection, you should seek UTI treatment without delay. If you aren’t already a member of Optimum Direct Care, contact us to inquire about membership in our Orlando-based DPC practice today.