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Urinary Tract Testing

Urinary Tract Testing services offered in Paramus, NJ

Urinary Tract Testing

That burning pain you feel when urinating is a tell-tale symptom of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Feminine Urgicare in Paramus, New Jersey, is a women’s health clinic that provides immediate appointments for women with UTI symptoms or other urinary issues who can’t get an appointment with their usual doctor. UTIs can lead to serious infections when left untreated. Get help for your urinary tract infection by calling the office today, booking an appointment online, or walking in for immediate care.

Why are women prone to urinary tract infections (UTIs)?

UTIs are more common in women because they have a shorter urethra than men. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder and out of the body. The opening of the urethra in women is also much closer to the anus.

The short urethra and close proximity to the main source of the bacteria that causes UTIs is why the infections are significantly more common in women than men.

What are the common symptoms of UTIs?

UTI symptoms vary, and it’s possible to have an infection and not have any symptoms. Common urinary tract infection symptoms include:

  • Pain or burning sensation when urinating
  • Feeling like you have to pee all the time, but not peeing much when you go
  • Pressure in the lower pelvic area
  • Smelly urine
  • Cloudy urine
  • Fever

Blood in the urine is also a symptom seen in younger women, and shakiness, confusion, and weakness are common UTI symptoms in older women.

If you have any of the above symptoms, you need to see a doctor right away. When left untreated, the infection may worsen and spread to other parts of the body. 

Feminine Urgicare is a women’s health clinic providing accessible and high-quality health care for acute conditions like UTIs. The team can perform a simple urine test to diagnose the infection and prescribe antibiotics to clear it up.

What can I do to prevent UTIs?

The specialists at Feminine Urgicare take a proactive approach to medicine and educate you about urinary tract infections and what you can do to prevent them. They recommend:

  • Peeing when you have to pee (not holding in your urine)
  • Urinating before and after sex
  • Wiping from front to back
  • Drinking a lot of water
  • Taking showers instead of baths

About 40% of women have a second UTI within six months of the first. Taking preventive measures may protect you from future infections.

What other urinary issues should I worry about?

Feminine Urgicare also treats other urinary issues in women, such as incontinence. Pregnancy, childbirth, and aging weaken the muscles that support the bladder and urethra, increasing the risk of urinary incontinence or a loss of bladder control.

Urinary incontinence is common in women but not normal. Feminine Urgicare provides urinary incontinence consultations and can help you regain control over your bladder.

For immediate treatment of a UTI, walk in today. You can also call Feminine Urgicare or schedule your UTI appointment using the online booking button.