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Find Relief from Your Urinary Tract Infection in Noblesville, IN

New Patient Appointment Request

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A urinary tract infection (UTI) is defined as an infection that is found in your urinary system. Your urinary system consists of your bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethra. The most commonly affected areas are the bladder and urethra. Women are much more likely to develop UTIs than men.

UTIs can be painful and irritating. Find the expert care you need at Riverview Health in Noblesville, IN.

UTI Causes

Urinary tract infections are typically caused by bacteria in the urinary tract. Bacteria can enter the urinary tract through:

  • Sexual activity. Having sex can cause bacteria to invade the urinary tract. Urinating right after sex will reduce the risk of getting a UTI.
  • A short urethra. Women who have short urethras are more likely to develop UTIs because it provides bacteria easier access to the urinary tract.
  • Wiping back to front. The urethra is located close to the anus, so when women wipe from back to front when going to the bathroom, they risk moving bacteria from the anus into the urethra.

UTI Symptoms

UTIs don’t always show symptoms. However, some signs that can point to a urinary tract infection include:

  • Strong, frequent urge to urinate
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Cloudy urine
  • Blood in the urine
  • Smelly urine
  • Pelvic pain

Treating All Types of UTIs at Riverview Health

A simple course of antibiotics is usually the most common treatment for a urinary tract infection. Common antibiotics that are prescribed include cephalexin, ciprofloxacin and doxycycline. Along with a course of antibiotics, your doctor may also prescribe a pain medication that’ll help relieve any burning sensation when you urinate.

Request an appointment with a primary care physician by calling 317.565.0535 or by completing an online appointment request form.

The experts at Riverview Health provide exceptional UTI care for people living in Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Sheridan and Westfield.