Same Day Treatment for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
Advanced Urology Associates board-certified urologist offer same day treatments for Urinary Tract Infections. Call 815.409.4930 to request an appointment.
What is a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?
A Urinary Tract Infection is an infection found in a part of the urinary system including the kidneys, urethra, bladder and ureters. Urinary Tract infections are most commonly found in the lower urinary tract, the bladder or urethra.
- Kidneys.The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that are found on both sides of the spine at waist level. They act as a filter by removing organic waste and excess water from the blood. This excess waste is eliminated as urine. Each kidney excretes urine into a ureter that empties into the bladder.
- Urethra. The urethra is a small tube that transports urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. In males, the urethra travels through the penis and carries semen as well as urine. In the female, the urethra emerges above the vaginal opening.
- Bladder. The bladder collects urine excreted by the kidneys. The organ sits on the pelvic floor and is hollow, elastic, and muscular.
- Ureters. Urine enters the bladder via the ureters and exits via the urethra.
Women are at greater risk for urinary tract infections however, men can also develop the infection.