Urinary Tract Infection Specialist

Daily Apple Clinic

Adult Care, Primary Care, & Family Nurse Practitioners located in Congress Park, Denver, CO

A urinary tract infection (UTI) can catch you off guard and cause you pain and frequent, irritating urination. At Daily Apple Clinic in Congress Park of Denver, Colorado, Paul Reynolds, FNP, Monica Schonteich, FNP, and the team accurately diagnose urinary tract infections using a brief in-office test. They also treat UTIs with antibiotics for fast symptom relief. To book an appointment for a possible UTI, call the Daily Apple Clinic or book online today.

Urinary Tract Infection Q & A

What is a urinary tract infection?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a painful yet common infection affecting any part of your urinary system. It usually starts in the urethra but can progress upwards toward your bladder, ureters, and kidneys. It gets more severe and harder to treat as it migrates up the urinary tract. 

UTIs develop when bacteria from outside your body gets trapped in the urethra. Women are more prone to urinary tract infections than men because of their anatomy, but anyone can get one. Once the bacteria enters your system, it causes inflammation and irritation. 

What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection?

Urinary tract infection symptoms are very distinct, making the infection easy to diagnose in the early stages in most cases. You should book an appointment at Daily Apple Clinic for on-site UTI testing if you experience:

  • Painful urination
  • Trouble forcing urination
  • Urinary urgency
  • An overactive bladder (OAB)
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Blood in your urine
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Cloudy urine
  • An unusually foul smell from your urine

A very severe urinary tract infection that has progressed to the kidneys will cause additional symptoms, including fever, chills, vomiting, and back or side pain. If you have symptoms like these, you should seek medical help right away. 

How are urinary tract infections diagnosed?

Daily Apple Clinic offers on-site testing for urinary tract infections with immediate, accurate results. For this quick diagnosis, you’ll need to provide a urine sample. 

Your provider gives you a sterile container to catch your urine and offers you a private restroom at the clinic. You wipe down first using an antiseptic wipe to avoid contamination of the sample. 

Your provider searches for red and white blood cells, and bacteria, in your provided urine sample. They let you know right away if you have a urinary tract infection or if something else is causing your symptoms. 

How are urinary tract infections treated?

If your UTI test is positive, Daily Apple Clinic prescribes antibiotics to resolve the infection and relieve your symptoms. However, you must continue and complete your round of antibiotics even if your symptoms go away before you finish them to be fully effective.

For a particularly painful infection, your provider might prescribe or recommend additional medications to numb your bladder and urethra.

Your medications for a urinary tract infection are available in the neighborhood pharmacy conveniently located next door to Daily Apple Clinic. 

If you have symptoms consistent with urinary tract infections, don’t wait to book an appointment. Call Daily Apple Clinic or schedule one online to get relief today.