A urinary tract infection, or as it is more commonly known – a UTI, is an infection that attacks the urinary system. This includes your uterus, bladder, kidneys, and urethra. Majority of infections affect the urethra and bladder. Women are at higher risk than men to develop a UTI. These infections are painful and can cause serious problems if it spreads to the kidneys. Make sure to get your UTI treatment Los Angeles as soon as possible.


UTI’s don’t always show symptoms, but when they show they include:

  • Burning sensation during urination
  • A constant need to urinate
  • Cloudy Urine
  • Potent smelling urine
  • Pain in the pelvis (specifically in women)
  • Frequent, but small amounts of urine
  • Red or pink colored urine


UTIs usually occur when bacteria enter the urethra through your urinary tract and multiplies in your bladder. Your urinary system is built to block out these types of bacteria but can sometimes fail. There are two types of UTIs:

  • A bladder infection commonly caused by E. Coli, which is a type of bacteria usually in the GI tract.
    • Due to a woman’s anatomy, this sex is at greater risk of developing a UTI.
    • This type of infection can be caused as a result of sexual intercourse.
  • Urethritis, or an infection in the urethra, is a version of a UTI that occurs when bacteria from the GI has spread from the anus into your urethra.


The first line of treatment uses antibiotics to treat your UTI. The type of bacteria causing the infection and how healthy you are will determine how long you must take antibiotics and what kind of drug your doctor prescribes.

For simple infections, the most common drugs prescribed are:

  • Fosfomycin
  • Trimethoprim
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Ceftriaxone
  • Cephalexin

Frequent infections require different treatments, such as:

  • A low-dose antibiotic that is prescribed for approximately six months, for some that may be longer
  • Self-diagnosis and treatment will be recommended by your doctor as long as you update him or her and discuss your issues
  • A single dose antibiotic that you use after sexual intercourse if your infections are caused by sexual activity
  • If you are postmenopausal, you may use vaginal estrogen therapy

For a severe UTI, you may need intravenous antibiotics administered by a doctor at a hospital.

Contact us if you think that you have a UTI at (213) 261-4090 or schedule an appointment online for UTI treatment Los Angeles.