At GYN Emergent Care Center, the all female staff is dedicated to diagnosing and treating various types of issues that concern women, including urinary tract infections. The facility is the only one in the Southern California and Long Beach area that provides emergency care and specializes in women's health.
The symptoms of a urinary tract infection include burning during urination, pain during urination, an increased urgency to urinate more frequently, and feeling as if the bladder will not completely empty itself when a person uses the bathroom. The intense burning and itching during urination is sometimes the first clue that something may be terribly wrong. Symptoms will often increase in severity in a relatively short period of time. Beginning treatment immediately after the first signs are noticed can prevent the infection from moving up the ureters and into the kidneys.
Generally, a urinary tract is not contagious. This means it will not spread from person to person through ordinary forms of contact. If a urinary tract infection was caused by a sexually transmitted disease, however, there is the possibility that it could be spread from one sexual partner to another. Trichomoniasis and chlamydia are two types of sexually transmitted diseases that can increase the risk of a urinary tract infection. If one partner has a urinary tract infection and is being treated for a sexually transmitted disease, it will increase the risk of the partner contracting the UTI. Abstaining from sexual contact during this time is recommended.
Urinary tract infections are treated with antibiotics. Doctors may also recommend taking a dietary supplement that contains Vitamin C and cranberry extracts. Cranberry extracts have been proven to be beneficial in reducing the presence of E.Coli bacteria this is known to cause urinary tract infections. Along with the antibiotics, it is important to keep the genitals clean and abstain from any type of sexual activity. This will reduce the risk of spreading the infection back and forth between partners. Ask the doctor before resuming any sexual activity to make sure the infection is gone and you are no longer at risk.
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"During my care at the GYN Emergent Care Center (ECC), I was treated very well by the nurses and staff before, during and after surgery."
"Thankful for a place I can go for emergency needs as a woman."
"Extremely down to earth and very patiently took the time to hear all of my symptoms and worries as well as give me a follow up appointment just to cover all the bases."
"...I waited less than 10 minutes to be checked which is amazing considering the wait time I would have had to endure if I would have gone to a regular ER."
"They calmly advised me that my daughter needed surgery and was admitted to their onsite surgery center. From beginning to end, we were satisfied..."
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"I've needed to go to this facility a few times this year - and it's been so convenient. The nurses are friendly and helpful. The front desk people are great."
"I'm so grateful to have an urgent dedicated to pregnancy/gynecological issues!"
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"The team at GYN solved a 2-month problem in the one single visit - the DAY OF."
"This is the best clinic I have ever been to. I was in so much pain and the doctor came immediately from the hospital so I only had to wait 5 minutes."
"I walked into this clinic and from the moment I said hello to the moment I said goodbye, I felt lucky to have walked into this clinic."
"This place is amazing. Took good care of my partner. They're open 24/7, and offer free wifi in the comfy waiting room."