Urinary Tract Infections Treated at Our Walk-In Clinic in St. Clair Shores, MI
When diagnosed and treated promptly, urinary tract infections (UTIs) usually aren’t serious, although they can cause pain and fatigue that interfere with daily activities. Left untreated, a UTI can cause complications that could lead to the need for hospitalization.
Fortunately for those in the St. Clair Shores, Michigan, area, Springfield Urgent Care offers same-day UTI testing and treatment to walk-in patients. We have an on-site lab, which makes it easy for our experienced medical practitioners to confirm a UTI diagnosis and prescribe treatment—typically antibiotic medication—that can lead to the patient’s swift recovery.
Common UTI Symptoms
The most telltale signs of a UTI are pain and a burning sensation when urinating. Additional UTI symptoms include:
- Frequent and intense urges to urinate that produce little or no urine
- Urine that is cloudy, dark, or bloody and may have a bad odor
- Pain in the lower abdomen or back
- Nausea and possibly vomiting
What Causes UTIs?
Most UTIs start when bacteria travels from the anal area to the urethra (the tube that discharges urine) and enters the urinary tract. Women are far more susceptible to UTIs than men because the opening to their urethra is close to the anus, which is the main source of the E. coli bacteria that cause UTIs. Once inside the urinary tract, the bacteria can multiply and spread into the bladder.
Open Daily for Your Convenience
If you’re in the St. Clair Shores area and experiencing the symptoms of a UTI, you can get on the road to recovery quickly by seeking treatment at Springfield Urgent Care. We’re open during extended hours seven days a week, and we don’t require appointments, although you can use our online “Reserve My Spot” service to select a time for your visit if you wish. Contact us today if you have questions about our UTI testing and treatment or any of the many other non-emergency medical services we offer to infants, children, and adults in the St. Clair Shores area.