Urinary Tract Infection – Burning or Stinging While Urinating?

June 12, 2017
woman having a painful uti

If you suddenly find yourself with a burning or stinging sensation when you urinate, you may have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).

Urinary Tract Infections occur when harmful bacteria make their way up the urethra and into the bladder. If not properly treated, these bacteria can continue through the system and enter the kidneys.

As a woman, the chances that you will get at UTI are about 1 in 2, with many women having repeat infections in their lifetime. Whether this is your first infection or your 10th, it’s important to learn to recognize the symptoms, and take whatever steps are possible to prevent them in the future.

 

Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection

• A burning or stinging when you urinate
• An overwhelming urge to urinate, even though doing so produces only a tiny amount of urine
• Blood in the urine, or urine that seems unusually dark or cloudy
• Pain or pressure in your abdomen or even low back
• Fatigue or feeling shaky
• A fever or chills might signal that the infection has already spread to the kidneys

It is important that you seek medical attention at the first sign of a UTI. A Quick Care Med provider is available days, evenings, weekends, and holidays to address your UTI symptoms and get you the medication you need to start feeling better quickly.

The provider will take a urine sample and test it for harmful bacteria. The most common treatment for a UTI is an antibiotic, but other medications may be prescribed as the provider deems necessary.

 

How to Prevent a UTI

Most women who have had a UTI will tell you they never want to have another. So, what steps can women take to prevent UTI’s?

• Wear only cotton underwear, and try to stick to lose-fitting jeans
• Get in the habit of only wiping front to
• Drink lots of water to keep your system flushed out
• Don’t hold it – use the restroom when the urge hits
• Sex is a leading culprit in UTI’s. Be sure to keep the area clean, before and after sexual activity, and always try to urinate after sex to wash out harmful bacteria
• When possible, choose to take a shower as opposed to getting in the tub
• Avoid feminine sprays or products that contain perfumes

Taking these steps will not guarantee you will never deal with another urinary tract infection, but your risk will be reduced significantly when you focus on prevention.

3 Responses to Urinary Tract Infection – Burning or Stinging While Urinating?

  1. Michele says:

    How much is a UTI?

  2. Julie says:

    I also want to know how much it is for a UTI exam? And if the Williston FL office does this exam?

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