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  • Dr. Hicks

I am a 35-year-old woman. I urinate more often than usual, and it burns. What’s going on?

Although I cannot diagnose without seeing you, it sounds like you have a urinary tract infection (UTI). Nothing says Urgent Care like a UTI! If you’ve ever had one, you know the quicker you are seen and treated, the better. Yubadocs can diagnose your problem, prescribe the proper medication, and provide you fast relief. And, you are not alone - UTI’s are one of the most common problems for which women see a doctor! Women have more than a 50% chance of getting a UTI in their lifetime.

During childhood, the risk for girls is 8%, and during pregnancy, about 4% to 5%. UTIs are caused by bacteria and treated with antibiotics. The specific medication and length of treatment depends on the type of UTI you have and your medical history. Drinking lots of fluids and urinating frequently are recommended as this helps flush out the bacteria. You can relieve the burning and frequency with over the counter phenazopyridine, but this provides only temporary symptom relief and does not cure the infection.


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