Urinary Tract Infection Specialist

Syeda Qadri, M.D. -  - Urgent Care Doctor

MedStar Urgent Care

Syeda Qadri, M.D.

Urgent Care Doctor located in Murphy, TX

The physicians of MedStar Urgent Care can quickly diagnose and treat a urinary tract infection for residents of Murphy, Texas and the surrounding areas including Wylie, Plano, Sachse, and Richardson.

Urinary Tract Infection Q & A

What Is a Urinary Tract Infection?

A urinary tract infection is an infection in the bladder, ureters, or kidneys - which make up the urinary tract. The most likely culprit is a bacteria called E. coli, which is found in human feces (healthy urine is typically sterile). Chlamydia can also cause an infection and can be transmitted through sexual activity. Women are more likely to develop urinary tract infections than men, possibly because of anatomical differences.

What Are the Symptoms?

The two most common symptoms of a urinary tract infection are frequent urges to urinate and a burning sensation when urinating. Some people complain of a feeling of pressure in the lower abdomen or rectum. The bladder, which is primarily composed of muscle tissue, may actually go into spasm. Fever and lower back pain may mean the infection has reached the kidneys. The urine of a person with a urinary tract infection may look milky, cloudy or reddish.

How Are Urinary Tract Infections Treated?

Urinary tract infections usually need to be treated with oral antibiotics. The choice of medication depends on the organism causing the infection and whether the organism is sensitive to a particular antibiotic. If the infection is caused by Chlamydia, both the patient and his or her sexual partner(s) must be treated to prevent re-infection of the patient or keep the partner from being infected. A urinary antispasmodic can help with bladder spasms and burning sensations. Drinking cranberry juice regularly has been found to help prevent repeated urinary tract infections in women.

When Should I Go to Urgent Care?

Once a patient reaches the stage of frequent urination or feels a burning sensation while urinating, a visit to an urgent care center is in order. The doctor will ask for a urine sample, which is then tested for bacteria, pus, and blood. If it is positive, treatment begins. A urine culture may be necessary, especially if the patient has repeated infections, as it may indicate a drug-resistant organism.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At MedStar Urgent Care, our goal is patient satisfaction. We strive to make every service achievable and affordable for all patients. For more information about our insurance policies or payment methods, please call our office and speak with one of our knowledgable team members.

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