Bladder issues can cause discomfort, incontinence, and even the inability to go to the bathroom. This can often be a concerning and embarrassing development for adults and children in Thompson Falls, Missoula, and Eureka, MT. Further, if left untreated, it could cause serious problems. At MedNorth Urgent Care, our team of physicians is available to diagnose and treat a wide range of bladder-related issues. Common reasons to seek out a medical opinion for a bladder problem are:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Trouble urinating
  • Urinary retention
  • The frequent urge to go to the bathroom
  • Discoloration of the urine
  • Pain beneath the ribs or in the back

Whether you think you have a UTI (urinary tract infection) or something else, Dr. Shane Hill, Dr. Scott Rundle, and our staff are equipped with cutting-edge technologies and in-house lab testing to help diagnose and treat your symptoms. Feel free to stop by our Kalispell, MT office, or give us a call to learn about all the services we offer.


The treatment you receive at MedNorth Urgent Care will vary based on the cause and severity of your bladder issue. Typically, we’ll prescribe an antibiotic and suggest you drink more fluid and/or possibly make adjustments in your daily hygiene routine. There are certain situations, however, where a bladder condition could be caused by prostate issues, low hormone levels, or a malformed organ, in which case we would need to do further testing. Common testing may include a urine and blood analysis. Dr. Hill and Dr. Rundle, as well as their medical staff, are able to address a variety of issues in their modern office utilizing our on-site laboratory, x-ray technology, and more. All of these details will allow us to make an educated, professional diagnosis and treatment plan to help you get going and get back to normal.


What are the most common bladder issues?
The most common bladder issues are urinary tract infections (UTIs), urinary incontinence, and overactive bladder. More serious bladder issues include bladder cancer and interstitial cystitis (also known as bladder pain syndrome).

What are the causes of overactive bladder?
Causes of overactive bladder may vary significantly among patients but can include:

  • Weakened bladder muscle
  • Muscle spasms
  • Obesity
  • Certain medications (diuretics, tricyclic antidepressants, antihistamines, antipsychotics, and more)
  • Caffeine or alcohol consumption
  • Nerve damage

What are the causes of a UTI?
UTIs are extremely common in women, occurring in an estimated 1 out of 5 women sometime during their lives. They are caused when outside bacteria, such as E. coli, enter the urinary system, which includes the kidneys, urethra, ureters, and bladder. While some UTIs are bladder infections, they are not synonymous. If you believe you might have a UTI brought on by a bladder issue, please contact MedNorth Urgent Care in Kalispell, MT for an appointment and potential treatment options.


If you’re experiencing one or more of the symptoms related to a bladder problem, it can leave you feeling uneasy and even make daily tasks somewhat difficult. At MedNorth Urgent Care, Dr. Shane Hill and Dr. Scott Rundle suggest you seek out medical attention at the first sign of a bladder issue. If left untreated, it could potentially cause greater issues within your body. Our office offers comprehensive care for a variety of bladder conditions and offers on-site labs and testing so you can get a diagnosis quickly and conveniently without driving around town to have tests done. Get the relief you deserve — visit our Kalispell, MT office today.