Consult a Doctor Online For Urinary Tract Infections, By Phone or Video
Skip the waiting room and instantly speak to a doctor about urinary tract infections and get an online antibiotic prescription in minutes, from the comfort of your home or office. Free medication delivery to your door.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Eden Telemed?
With Eden Telemed, you can start talking to a family doctor or specialist to get a prescription online in minutes. All Eden Telehealth doctors are Canadian licensed physicians and members of the College of Physicians of Quebec. Our goal is to provide unlimited access to fast and convenient virtual care from the comfort of your home or office.
What is a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
A urinary tract infection is an infection of the urinary system that usually occurs when bacteria, often from the skin, large intestine or rectum, enters the urethra, and infects the urinary tract. The most common type is a bladder infection (cystitis) caused by E. Coli. Approximately, 50% of women experience a urinary tract infection. UTIs are more common in women, but it is possible for men to get them as well. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the kidneys, and cause pyelonephritis.
What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
The most common symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI) are:
-Urinating more frequently
-Higher urgency to urinate
-Burning or blood in the urine
-Cloudy urine or bad smell
-Absence of fever
-Abdominal or back pain
How is a urinary tract infection (UTI) treated?
The treatment for UTIs can vary depending on which part of the urinary tract is infected, and how severe the infection is.
The most common treatment for UTIs is antibiotics such as Macrobid, Ciprofloxacin, Monurol, Amoxicillin, Cefixime, Septra, and more. All of these medications are available online through Eden Telemed.
How is a UTI diagnosed?
Urinary tract infections are diagnosed by evaluating your symptoms and previous history. The doctor can also recommend a urinalysis or culture.
Can I have sex with a UTI?
It is best to wait until you finish taking antibiotics and get rid of your infection first before having sex. If you do so, it may exacerbate your symptoms and cause a longer infection. Also, it’s still possible to contaminate your partner.
How long does a urinary tract infection last?
Typically, if you take an antibiotics treatment, the infection takes between 3-10 days to treat.
How can I prevent a Urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Here are a few tips to help you prevent UTIs:
-Drink lots of water
-Urinate immediately after sex
-Take showers instead of baths
-Wipe from front to back after going to the bathroom
How do I get a blood or urine test?
During your consultation, if necessary, our online doctors can prescribe you blood or lab tests such as urinalysis and cultures to evaluate your condition. Our nurse team can perform all lab & blood tests in the comfort of your home or office. Private lab costs are covered 80% or more by most private insurance. Results are obtained quickly within 24 hours for the majority of tests. Our medical team will guide you through the process and let you know if you need to be fasting or not.
What’s the difference between a yeast infection and a UTI?
A yeast infection is caused by fungus (Candida) and is mainly characterized by odorless discharge as well as itching and burning around the vaginal area.
A UTI is caused by a bacteria and is mainly characterized by increased frequency and urgency of urination, burning while urinating, and cloudy or bad-smelling urine.
Our online doctors can help diagnose, treat and prescribe medication for yeast infections and UTIs, all from the comfort of your home, as needed.
Why do men have UTIs?
Although more common in women, men can still get urinary tract infections. The most common reasons include:
-Unprotected anal sex
-If you are immunocompromised
What are the most common antibiotics used to treat UTIs?
During your consultation, our online doctors may prescribe oral antibiotic treatments to treat your UTI, including Macrobid, Monurol, Ciprofloxacin, Amoxicillin, Cefixime and Septra.
Can I get an online consultation for UTIs on Eden Telemed?
Absolutely, you can speak directly to a licensed doctor online about UTIs in minutes, from your phone, tablet, or computer. Get a treatment or prescription for UTIs from the comfort of your home or office.
How does an online consultation for UTIs work?
Booking a doctor’s visit on Eden Telemed about urinary tract infections is very easy. You simply need to tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll connect you with a doctor. All of our consultations are private and confidential, and take place over secure chat, phone, or video.
Am I covered by insurance for telemedicine or online consultations with private doctors?
Yes. Most insurance companies reimburse part or all of telemedicine and private healthcare services depending on your insurance coverage. However, it is always best to check with your insurance.
Can I get a prescription for UTIs on Eden Telemed?
Of course! During your consultation, if necessary, our online doctors can prescribe you medication to treat urinary tract infections so you can feel better, faster. You can get your prescriptions sent to any pharmacy or have them delivered straight to your door for free!