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Treatment for urinary tract infection - GP service for urine infection in Costa del Sol

GP service for urine infection in Costa del Sol

In order to treat  urinary tract infections, antibiotics are usually used. However, there are things you can do to reduce the risks of having a UTI in the first place. Here we talk about home treatment of UTI and when to call our GP service for urine infection in Costa del Sol.

What is UTI?

A UTI, which stands for urinary tract infection, is an infection affecting every portion of the urinary system. This usually includes the urethra, the kidneys, bladder and ureters. The bladder and also urethra are generally the most infected parts of the urinary tract. Women have higher chances to develop an UTI than men. A bladder infection could be uncomfortable as well as painful. If the UTI extends to the kidneys, however, it could have severe effects. That is why it is important to know when to call our GP service for urine infection in Costa del Sol on time.


Is it UTI?

Symptoms and signs of urinary tract infections may not always be present, but if they are, they could be including:

  • A burning sensation you urinate
  • A  persistent and strong urge to urinate
  • Urine that smells strong
  • Urinating frequently with small amounts of urine
  • Pelvic pain, in women — Pelvic pain, in women — most commonly in the middle of the pelvis, as well as around the part of the pubic bone
  • Urine that is bright pink, red, as well as cola-colored — indicates that there is blood in urine
  • Urine that looks cloudy

In older adults, urinary tract infections (UTIs) may be misdiagnosed as other conditions. Call our GP service for urine infection in Costa del Sol if you aren’t sure you are suffering from UTI.

Causes of UTI

Via the urethra, bacteria invade the urinary tract and multiply in the bladder, resulting in urinary tract infections. Despite the fact that the urinary system is built to retain such microscopic invaders out, these protections do not always work. Bacteria can take hold and develop into a full-blown infection in the urinary tract if this happens.

The urethra and the bladder are affected by the most common UTIs, affecting women mostly.

  • Infection of the bladder (cystitis). The most common cause of this form of UTI is Escherichia coli (E. coli), a kind of bacteria that is typically found in the gastrointestinal tract. However, other bacteria are also to blame sometimes.
    Cystitis may be caused by sexual intercourse, but it is not necessary that you are sexually active to get it. Because of their anatomy, all women are at risk of cystitis — particularly, the short distance between the urethra and the anus, as well as the urethral opening and the bladder.
  • Urethritis (infection of the urethra). As GI bacteria extend from the anus to the urethra, this form of UTI develops. Sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia,gonorrhea, mycoplasma and herpes may as well create urethritis because the female urethra is close to the vagina.


When to see our GP service for urine infection in Costa del Sol

Every kind of UTI can give you different symptoms, but it depends on which part of the urinary tract has been affected. Contact our GP service for urine infection in Costa del Sol if you have any of the following signs and symptoms. 

Kidneys (acute pyelonephritis)

  • Shaking and chills
  • Vomiting
  • High fever
  • Nausea
  • Upper back and side (flank) pain

Bladder (cystitis)

  • Lower abdomen discomfort
  • Blood in urine
  • Pelvic pressure
  • Frequent, painful urination

Urethra (urethritis)

  • Discharge
  • Burning with urination