Urinary tract infections, known as UTIs, are more common than you might think. While both men and women can get a UTI, they are especially common for women. In fact, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that one in five women will get a UTI at least once in their life.
UTIs don’t always cause symptoms, but most often you will experience:
- Painful and frequent urination
- Tiredness and feeling shaky
- Urine that is cloudy or has a foul odor
- Pain in the lower front part of the abdomen or mid-back
If you are experiencing symptoms of a UTI, there are simple ways to get treated, including an E-Visit with Samaritan Health Services. E-Visits are secure, online appointments that let you conveniently get treated whether you’re at home or on the go. E-Visits promise a response from a Samaritan provider within two business hours for the quick care you’re looking for.
When you participate in an E-Visit, you will share your symptoms and health information with an E-Visit provider who will review the information, help diagnose you and get you the treatment you need. UTIs are usually treated with antibiotics, and possibly a probiotic to help your body stay healthy while you’re on the antibiotics.
E-Visits are available to Samaritan patients with a MyChart account Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit samhealth.org/MyChart to learn more or start your E-Visit today.