UTI Specialist

Huntington Beach Urgent Care

Barry Schwartz, MD

Urgent Care & Family Medicine located in Huntington Beach, CA

If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, you know that waiting to get better feels like torture. Luckily, the team at Huntington Beach Urgent Care can help you make a swift recovery. Dr. Barry Schwartz sees adults and children in Huntington Beach, California who need fast, quality medical care. If your symptoms can’t wait, call the office to schedule an appointment or click the button to book a visit online.


What causes a UTI?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) develops when bacteria gets into your urine and multiplies. The infection usually starts at the opening of the urethra and progresses upward into the bladder and kidneys.

Exposure to E. coli bacteria can cause symptoms of a UTI. This bacteria often enters the urinary tract from improper wiping after a bowel movement or sexual intercourse. Women who use a diaphragm for birth control are more likely to develop UTIs, as well as people with suppressed immune systems or certain medical conditions.

What are the symptoms of a UTI?

If you have a UTI, you generally experience a few telltale symptoms. Some of the most common signs are:

  • Pain or a burning sensation during urination
  • A strong need to empty the bladder frequently
  • Cloudy, discolored, or foul-smelling urine
  • Itching, redness, or unusual discharge

UTIs can also occur in conjunction with STDs or other health problems.

What are the treatment options for a UTI?

When you have a urinary tract infection, fast relief is critical. The team at Huntington Beach Urgent Care can provide the most effective services to help you feel better right away

After assessing your symptoms and performing any necessary tests, Dr. Schwartz may recommend a course of antibiotics or medication to help kill bacteria in the urinary tract. He might also prescribe medicine to help you deal with painful symptoms of a UTI. To speed up the recovery process, drink plenty of fluids, preferably water.

When can I expect to feel better?

While the UTI infection itself may take several days or weeks to heal, Dr. Schwartz can make sure you feel better as soon as possible. It’s important to take the full round of medication or antibiotics to prevent the infection from lingering or coming back.

To prevent future UTIs, make sure to empty your bladder completely after sexual intercourse, drink plenty of fluids, and wipe front to back after a bowel movement.

If you have symptoms of a UTI and want fast, effective care, contact Huntington Beach Urgent Care today. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.