Urinary Tract Infections

Urgent Care for Urinary Tract Infections in San Jose, CA

Picture of a stethoscope, a clipboard with a prescription form, and a computer keyboard.If you are in San Jose, California, or the surrounding area and think you might have developed a urinary tract infection (UTI), turn to Samaritan Medical Care Center for diagnosis and treatment. We have been serving patients for more than 40 years and are pleased to offer urgent care for UTIs and numerous other non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries.

UTI Causes

Most UTIs are caused by E. coli and other types of bacteria. In many cases, E. coli—which are commonly found in the large intestine—will travel from the anus to the urethra, then proceed up the urinary tract. Because of the relatively short distance between a woman’s anus and urethra, women are more likely than men to develop UTIs.

UTI Symptoms

UTIs can affect any part of the urinary system—including the urethra, bladder, ureters, and kidneys—and symptoms will depend on how far the infection has progressed. Common UTI symptoms include:

  • Blood clots within urine
  • Bright pink, red, cola-colored, cloudy, or foul-smelling urine
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain, burning, itching, and stinging during urination
  • Persistent need to urinate despite an inability to produce much urine
  • Urinary incontinence (leakage)

When to Seek Treatment for a UTI

If you are experiencing the UTI symptoms listed above, it is important to seek professional treatment, since failing to promptly treat a UTI could allow it to worsen and possibly even become life-threatening. UTIs can typically be treated by primary care or urgent care providers, but you should seek emergency treatment if you begin experiencing severe symptoms such as:

  • Abnormal heart function
  • Chills
  • Confusion, memory problems, or trouble focusing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Malaise (an overall feeling of being unwell)
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the abdomen, lower back, sides, or pelvis
  • Shaking
  • Vomiting

UTI Treatment Options

Because UTIs are usually caused by bacteria, treatment typically involves taking antibiotic medication. Stopping an antibiotic early can allow a UTI to return and become resistant to further treatment, so if a medical provider prescribes you an antibiotic, it is important that you finish all the doses.

Visit Our Walk-In Clinic for UTI Treatment

Stop into Samaritan Medical Care Center’s San Jose, CA, clinic today to receive urgent care for a suspected UTI. We are open seven days a week and gladly welcome walk-in patients.