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Most urinary tract infections (UTIs) are infections involving the bladder and urethra. If left untreated, these infections may progress to involve the kidneys and may cause some very serious health problems including permanent kidney damage.

Signs and Symptoms

If you have any combination of the symptoms below or even just one of the symptoms, contact Boynton Health promptly for further evaluation. Symptoms may include:

Treatment

If you think you may have a UTI, testing is available through Boynton Health. You may either walk in to Gopher Quick Clinic or call and make an appointment with a primary care provider at Boynton Health at (612) 625-3222.

If you have questions or concerns you would like addressed by phone, please call the Boynton Health Medical Information Nurse at (612) 625-7900.

If you have an infection, antibiotics will be prescribed by your health care provider. Which antibiotic is prescribed and for how long will be determined based on your individual circumstances. Usually, UTI symptoms improve within 24 to 48 hours after starting the antibiotic, but it is important for you to take all the medication to make sure that the bacteria causing the infection are completely gone.

In addition to your antibiotic, some things you may do to make yourself more comfortable are:


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Prevention

Some things you can do to help reduce your chance of developing a UTI:




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