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Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection for Women

Published at : 17-12-2019 View : 11970

        Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Women are at greater risk of developing a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) than are men.

Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection for Women

  Some women are affected more frequently than men because women have shorter urethra's that allow relatively easy passage of bacteria into the bladder.

  Here are the common symptoms of having Urinary Tract Infection:

   Pain or a burning sensation when urinating

   Nausea and vomiting

   Cloudy urine

   Blood or pus in the urine

   Strong-smelling urine

   More frequent intercourse

   Frequent urination

 

 

Risk Factors of Urinary Tract Infection for Women

  Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is common in women, and they experience more than one infection during their lifetime.

  Risk factors specific to women include:

  Sexual intercourse - Pressure on the female urinary tract during sexual intercourse can move bacteria around the anus into the bladder. Most women have the bacterium in their urine after sexual intercourse.

  Female anatomy - A woman has a shorter urethra than a man does, which shortens the distance that bacterium must travel to reach the bladder.

  Sexual activity - Sexually active women tend to have more than do women who aren't. Also, having a new sexual partner increases your risk.

  Certain types of birth control - Women who use diaphragms for the contraceptive methods may also at higher risk, as well as women who use spermicidal agents.

  Menopause - After menopause, a decline in circulating changes in the urinary tract that makes you more vulnerable to infection.

  Most people aren’t able to pinpoint the exact cause of their UTI because many things can lead to it.

Treatment for Urinary Tract Infection for Women

  Call our doctor at Heng Kang Clinic if you have frequent urination, an intense urge to urinate, discomfort during urination or other causes of a urinary tract infection. You also should seek medical attention if you have symptoms of a kidney infection, like fever, nausea, vomiting, and pain in the side or back. it's particularly important for any pregnant woman who has symptoms of an upper or lower Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) to call a doctor right away.

  If you suspect you have a urinary tract infection, head to our doctors at Heng Kang Clinic. You'll be asked to give a urine sample, which will be tested for the presence of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) causing bacteria.

  There are two types of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): Simple and Complicated.

       Simple Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) are infections that happen in healthy people with normal urinary tracts.

  Complicated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) happens in abnormal urinary tracts or when the bacteria causing the infection cannot be treated by any medicine that is not prescribed with a doctor. Most women have simple Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and while the Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in men and children should be thought of as complicated.

 

 

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