Any bacterial infection in the kidneys, bladder or urethra is known as urinary tract infection (UTI). Women are more prone to UTI than men because a woman's urethra is shorter. Accordingly, germs can get to the woman's bladder much faster compared to men's. Also, women's urethras are situated near their rectum. This adds to women's vulnerability to UTI since bacteria can easily reach up their urethra, given the shorter distance. Sexual intercourse is one of the common causes of UTI in women because the germs are thrust up the urethra.
Possible symptoms of UTI are the following:
Treatment of UTI begins with a series of tests. The doctor will obtain urine samples to see if bacteria are present therein. If bacteria are detected, the doctor will prescribe antibiotics. Generally, UTI symptoms go away after two days of medication.
Here are simple tips on how to avoid getting UTI.
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