UTI’s (Urinary tract infection’s)

Summary

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common infection that can affect any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, bladder, and urethra (the tube through which urine exits the body). Sexual activity is a common cause, though not the only one. While as many as 60 percent of women will experience a UTI, men and children can also be affected. A urinalysis is usually used to confirm a UTI and antibiotics are used to treat symptomatic infections.

Symptoms

  • A persistent urge to urinate.
  • Burning or pain when urinating.
  • Passing frequent, small amounts of urine.
  • Cloudy urine (caused by pus in urine, or pyuria).
  • Pink, red, or brownish urine (caused by blood in urine, or hematuria).
  • Strong-smelling urine.
  • Pelvic pain in women.
  • Fever, nausea, and vomiting (most often due to a kidney infection).

Prevention

UTI's can be treated with antibiotic medication. Additional measures to prevent future UTI's can be too:

  • drink more fluids to help flush out bacteria
  • urinate immediately after intercourse
  • gently wipe from front to back after urinating
  • wear cotton underwear and loose fitting pants
  • eat natural yoghurt to restore normal vaginal environment
  • find an alternative method of birth control if you use spermicides

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In case of emergencies

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