UTI Treatment in Duncan, SC
AFC Urgent Care Clinic Provides UTI Treatments in Duncan, SC. We Are Conveniently Located at 1667 E. Main Street Duncan, SC 29334. We Are Open Mon-Fri From 8am-8pm and Sat-Sun From 8am-5pm. Our Doctors Treat Patients of All Ages Including Children. For More Information Call Us Today at (864) 485-2610.
Do you live in the Duncan, SC area and find yourself frequently urinating? Is this accompanied by back pain along the waist or a burning sensation when you do urinate? Chances are you may be suffering from a urinary tract infection, also known as a UTI. At AFC Urgent Care Duncan, we have board certified physicians available to treat you for this infection seven days a week. No appointment is ever needed, so we are a great choice when your primary care physician is unavailable.
Regardless of your age, a UTI is possible. While this condition affects both men and women, women are much more likely to suffer a UTI. Most of the time, these infections can easily be treated with antibiotics. Left untreated, however, serious complications can occur, leading to damage to your urinary tract system. This system includes your kidneys, bladder, and urethra. A urinary tract infection that turns into a kidney infection can be a serious, potentially life-threatening complication.
What exactly is a urinary tract infection?
When bacteria enter your urinary tract, it often causes a urinary tract infection or UTI. Most of the time, a UTI will affect the lower parts of your urinary tract system, the bladder and urethra. However, if an infection takes hold in these areas, it can easily spread to your kidneys. The symptoms of UTI depends on what part of your system is infected.
What caused my UTI?
Often bacteria passed from the large intestine to your stool, to your skin, and then enters through your urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries your urine from your bladder and out of the body. Once the bacteria enters your urethra, it travels up the tube into your bladder, and to your kidney, if left untreated. Not emptying your bladder after sexual activity and wiping back to front are the most common reasons why people may pick up a urinary tract infection.
Who do I know I have a urinary tract infection? What are the symptoms I should look for?
Since your urinary tract system includes several parts of your body, the symptoms can vary depending on where that infection is. Some of the most common symptoms are:
- Urinating that is painful, burning, or stinging.
- Cloudy urine
- Foul smelling urine
- Frequent trips to the bathroom that result in little urine being passed.
- Small blood clots being passed in the urine.
- Lower abdomen tenderness.
- Back pain along your waste.
- If the kidneys are infected, fevers or chills.
Unfortunately, if you have had a urinary tract infection in the past, you are much more likely to have another one in the future.
How do you treat a urinary tract infection?
The most effective method to treat a UTI is through antibiotics. The exact type of antibiotics and how long you need to take them depends very much on the nature of your infection. At AFC Urgent Care Duncan, our doctors will determine the best medication to prescribe you when they evaluate you at our urgent care center. Our onsite, state of the art lab will allow us to conduct a urinalysis so we can determine the best course of treatment. Usually, a general antibiotic is enough to knock this infection out. However, if it lingers more testing may be needed to determine the exact bacteria that has infected your urinary tract system.
In most cases, you will see an improvement in a few days of your symptoms. To ensure complete recovery, take your antibiotics for the entire duration even if you do not notice any symptoms. Completing your antibiotic regimen will ensure the infection doesn’t linger and flare up again.
AFC Urgent Care Duncan is located at 1667 E. Main Street Duncan, SC 29334. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm. Most major insurance carriers are accepted at our walk-in urgent care center. Questions about our services? Call our friendly staff today at (864) 485-2610.
They will be more than happy to assist you!