Painful urination, a persistent urge to urinate, discolored or strong-smelling urine—these symptoms can all signal the presence of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Fortunately, if you’re experiencing UTI symptoms in Henderson, Nevada, you won’t need to travel far for UTI testing and treatment. Simply turn to Jovive Health, your local spot for urgent care with a team that includes doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinicians.
Common UTI Causes
UTIs are generally caused by bacteria that enter through the urethra (the small tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body). Once bacteria enter the urinary tract, they can spread to the bladder, ureters, and kidneys.
UTIs can affect anyone, but having one or more of the following risk factors can increase your chances of developing this type of infection:
- Being a woman (since the female anatomy makes it easier for bacteria to travel from the anus into the urethra, and from the urethra to the bladder)
- Having a compromised immune system
- Having kidney stones or an enlarged prostate (since a blockage could cause urine to remain trapped in the bladder, leading to infection)
- Using a catheter
- Having recently undergone urinary surgery
UTI Testing and Treatment Near You
If you think you might have a UTI, visit Jovive Health’s Henderson, NV, clinic today. We’re open seven days a week, and we offer same-day reservations and walk-in availability. If UTI testing reveals that you have an infection, we’ll prescribe a UTI treatment that will help relieve your symptoms and minimize your risk of future complications.