Urinary Tract Infection Information

Our urinary system comprises of kidneys, ureter, bladder and urethra. A bacterial infection that affects the urinary tract of a person is known as urinary tract infection (UTI). Though the infection can affect any part of the urinary system, it is usually the lower urinary tract i.e. the urethra and the bladder that is most affected by it. Women are more susceptible to UTI than men. Although it is painful and discomforting, urinary tract infection can be quickly and easily treated. Read on to know more about the causes of UTI, along with its symptoms.

Causes Of Urinary Tract Infection

  • Bacteria in the urethra
  • Sexual intercourse
  • Having multiple sexual partners
  • Holding back the urge to urinate
  • Prolonging urination
  • Abnormal structure of the bladder
  • Failure to empty the bladder completely
  • Sexual positions
  • Tumor in the urinary tract
  • Stones in the urinary tract

Urinary Tract Infection

  • A burning sensation on passing urine
  • Passing urine more frequently than usual
  • Sensation of needing to pass urine, but being unable to do so
  • Blood in the urine
  • Feeling unwell
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tender or heavy belly
  • Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
  • Pain on one side of the back, under the ribs

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