There's nothing worse than a urinary tract infection, or UTI. The pain, the burning, the need to pee every five minutes -- it's embarrassing at best, and excruciating at worst. Symptoms can include a persistent urge to urinate, and burning when you go. Not only that, but you might also have to go frequently, and only manage to pass small amounts even though it feels like your bladder is full. A UTI happens when bacteria enter the urethral tract. From there, the bacteria spread to the bladder and sometimes to the kidneys. If you don't have a fever or back pain, you probably just need antibiotics to treat the infection.
Causes and Prevention
A variety of factors can cause this nasty condition, with "marital friction" (yes, we do mean sex!) being the most common offender. Women are more likely to get UTIs than men, due to their shorter urethras and the urethra's proximity to other orifices. As a result, sexually transmitted infections often go hand in hand with UTIs. Other common risk factors are poor genital hygiene and dehydration. To prevent UTIs, make sure to drink plenty of liquids and urinate after sex to flush out the urethra.
When the burn strikes, you might find yourself reluctant to get treated. Emergency room visits are expensive, and you'll probably end up in the waiting room for a few hours. Urgent Care is a little better, but it's inconvenient, and you might pick up a cold while you wait. You could schedule an appointment with your primary care physician, but that might mean another few days of agony before you get relief.
There's a better way. With Cirrus Medical Network, you can take control of your care and treat your UTI online. A real doctor can write you a prescription for UTI online and have you feeling better fast.
What Your Online Doctor Can Do
Put down the cranberry supplements (that don't work anyway). Message your CirrusMED physician from the comfort of your own home. It's so easy, you can do it in your pajamas.
Here are some things your online doctor can do:
- Evaluate your symptoms and recommend a course of treatment
- Call in your UTI prescription online
- Recommend further treatment if you get frequent UTIs
- Follow up to make sure you're feeling better
- Document your care in a secure medical record
Skip the waiting room. Set up a consultation with an online doctor for your UTI today.