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UTI (Urinary Track Infection)

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an infection in any part of your urinary system, which includes your kidneys, bladder and urethra. A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection from microbes. These are organisms that are too small to be seen without a microscope. Most UTIs are caused by bacteria, but some are caused by fungi and in rare cases by viruses. UTIs are among the most common infections in humans.

Symptoms of UTI

  • Burning with urination
  • Increase frequency of urination
  • Blood in urine
  • Color of urine is changed
  • pelvic pain
  • pressure in lower abdomen
  • foul smell in urine

Cause of UTI

Bacteria from the large intestine, such as E. coli, can sometimes get out of your anus and into your urethra. From there, they can travel up to your bladder and, if the infection isn't treated, can continue on to infect your kidneys. Some women are more likely to get UTIs because of their genes. The shape of their urinary tracts makes others more likely to be infected. In addition prolonged used of urinary catheter can make easy to enter bacteria into bladder.

Treatment of UTI

  • Drink plenty of fluid that will help to flush out the bacteria from body.
  • Drugs commonly recommended for simple UTIs such as Nitrofurantoin, Ceftriaxone and many more.
  • If you have frequent UTIs, doctor may make certain treatment recommendation, vaginal estrogen therapy, Low-dose antibiotics, initially for six months etc.
  • For a severe UTI, you may need treatment with intravenous antibiotics in a hospital.

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