Bladder conditions, which cause discomfort, incontinence, or an inability to urinate, can be concerning and embarrassing. In addition, they can cause more serious symptoms if left untreated. For this reason, it is important that you seek medical attention if you believe you are suffering from bladder-related conditions. Whether you are suffering from a severe urinary tract infection or a minor bladder infection, our board-certified medical professionals at University Urgent Care in Fort Worth, TX is equipped to serve the Frisco Heights, TCU, Paschal and Tanglewood areas with a certified onsite laboratory and the means necessary to diagnose and treat your condition.
Bladder infections are one type of urinary tract infections which can cause severe pain. The urinary tract is made up of the bladder, kidneys, ureters, and the urethra — all of which can become infected if collected bacterium is not completely flushed out. Bladder infections vary in severity, but our staff can help determine how best to treat them. If you experience a combination of any of the following symptoms, you should come in to seek treatment:
- Pain while urinating
- A frequent urge to urinate
- Cloudy or dark urine
- Leaking urine
- Pain in the back or beneath the ribs
- Fever, chills, nausea, or vomiting
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can cause serious problems if left untreated. Complications from UTIs can cause permanent damage to the bladder and/or kidneys, and bacteria can potentially enter the bloodstream and affect other organs. UTIs become especially concerning if you are pregnant or if you have a fever of 101.5º F or higher. If you have recurring UTIs or if you continue to experience symptoms after 48 hours of antibiotic treatment, you should seek additional care.
Urinary incontinence is a symptom of an underlying bladder issue that should be addressed as soon as possible. Long-term urinary incontinence can lead to skin infections and urinary tract infections, and can bring embarrassment and anxiety. Urinary incontinence can be caused by the following contributors:
- Respiratory issues and coughing
- Weakness of the pelvic floor
- Abnormalities of the bladder
- Bladder infections
- Kidney stones
- Neurological disorders
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Treatment methods for bladder issues vary upon severity, cause, and location. In most situations, our physicians will prescribe antibiotics while also suggesting an increase in fluid intake, or changes to your hygiene routine. In certain circumstances, bladder conditions can be caused by prostate issues, low hormone levels, or malformed organs. In these situations, further medical treatment may be recommended or even required. Our skilled medical team is equipped to handle your unique situation with professionalism and confidentiality, and will use careful judgment in determining the best treatment for your bladder symptoms.
What to Expect
University Urgent Care is equipped with a comprehensive onsite laboratory and digital x-ray technology assisting our board-certified physicians in efficiently diagnosing issues of the bladder. Upon visiting our facility, our team will assess your symptoms and conduct a medical examination to determine the severity of your condition. We will then perform a series of labs to help us close in on the cause of your discomfort. Often, our laboratory is able to produce results within a matter of minutes. When diagnosing bladder conditions, urine samples and blood tests are often performed to determine where the infection lies, and which medications would best and most quickly address it.
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The symptoms related to bladder conditions can cause fright and concern in the individual experiencing them. Furthermore, the discomfort can make it difficult to navigate daily activities with the typical ease. University Urgent Care offers comprehensive and compassionate care for the symptoms and cause of your bladder conditions. Now serving the greater DFW area, we are just around the corner seven days a week to help you find the relief you deserve. We pride ourselves on providing prompt, personalized care. If you are suffering from symptoms that you believe to be the result of a bladder condition, we encourage you to visit our facility today.