Urinary Tract Infection Treatment in St. George, UT

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Urinary Infection Treatment

A urinary tract infection occurs when bacteria get into your urinary system. Urinary tract infections usually begin in the bladder and urethra. If left untreated, they can spread to the ureters and kidneys.

Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms

Urinary tract infections can cause very uncomfortable symptoms including:

  • Pressure or pain in your lower pelvis or abdomen
  • Frequent or urgent need to urinate
  • Need to urinate but only a small amount of urine comes out
  • Foul-smelling urine
  • Urine leakage
  • Pain or burning when urinating
  • Urine that looks cloudy or milky
  • Blood in urine
  • Penis discharge (in men)

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Urinary Tract Infection Treatment

Usually doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections. Once you start taking medication, your symptoms should go away in a few days, but this doesn’t mean you can stop taking the medicine. While you are on the mediation, drink plenty of water to help flush the bacteria out of your system.

To help ease the pain of a urinary tract infection, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever and try putting a heating pad on your lower abdomen.

If you have recurrent urinary tract infections (three or more in a year), your doctor may recommend additional treatments.

Urinary Tract Infection Prevention

You can reduce your risk of developing urinary tract infections with these steps.

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Urinate when you first get the urge. Holding urine can increase bacteria growth in your bladder.
  • Wipe from front to back after a bowel movement to avoid germs from the anus getting into the urethra
  • After sex, urinate and drink a glass of water to help flush bacteria that may have been pushed into the urethra during intercourse
  • Avoid genital cleansing products such as douches and deodorants. These remove your body’s natural protective secretions and oils
  • Take showers instead of baths
  • Wear cotton underwear

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Urologist in St. George, UT
Urology Associates
736 S 900 E 108
St. George, Utah 84790