Infections of the bladder and reproductive organs can cause painful urination, discharge, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Physicians Now has convenient hours so you can get the care you need from experienced, respectful medical professionals. Visit our urgent care clinic today, or call us to schedule an appointment.
Without the right treatment, simple bladder infections can spread to the kidneys. That is why it is so important to seek medical care if you experience any of the symptoms of a UTI. These symptoms include painful urination, frequent urination, cloudy urine, bloody urine, or foul-smelling urine. In women, bladder infections can also cause pelvic pain. If you experience any of these symptoms, one of our experienced physicians can make a diagnosis and prescribe an antibiotic to treat the infection.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) affect both men and women, so it is important to get regular STD checks. Many STIs do not display any symptoms at first, so it is possible to pass them to others without knowing you have them. If you experience the symptoms of an STI, it is important to get the right treatment. Chlamydia causes vaginal discharge, painful urination, penile discharge, testicular pain, lower abdominal pain, and painful sexual intercourse for women. Gonorrhea can cause swollen testicles, anal itching, painful urination, thick or bloody vaginal or penile discharge, or painful bowel movements. Trichomoniasis, an infection caused by a parasite, can cause penile discharge, green or yellow vaginal discharge, vaginal irritation and itching, painful urination, vaginal odor, and irritation or itching of the penis.
The vagina has an acidic pH to prevent infections from occurring, so it produces secretions to maintain the right pH level. These secretions are part of normal vaginal discharge, which may be white, clear, or yellowish. If you experience a change in the amount or color of this normal discharge, it can indicate the presence of a vaginal infection. An infection is especially likely if you also experience pain or itching. Two of the most common causes of vaginal discharge are yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. Yeast infections occur when there is an overgrowth of yeast in the vagina. Pregnancy, oral contraceptives, diabetes, and antibiotic use can cause an increased risk of yeast infections. Clumpy discharge, vaginal itching, redness, and burning indicate the presence of a yeast infection. Bacterial vaginosis is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina. This condition causes foul odor, watery discharge, and an increased amount of vaginal discharge. Treatment for this condition is not available over the counter, so it is important to seek medical treatment.
Hemorrhoids are inflamed or swollen veins located in the lower rectum and anus. Pregnant women have a risk of developing hemorrhoids because of the increased pressure a developing baby places on these veins. Hemorrhoids may also develop after straining to have a bowel movement. If you experience anal itching, irritation, or pain, schedule an appointment with one of our caring medical experts. Getting the right treatment can ease your symptoms and improve your comfort.
At Physicians Now, your health is our top priority. When you schedule an appointment, you will be treated with respect and courtesy at all times. Our urgent care clinic is a convenient, affordable alternative to a crowded emergency room where you are just a number in a crowd. If you have the symptoms of a medical problem, schedule an appointment today.