A Urinary Tract Infection occurs when bacteria get into the urine and settles in the bladder. Women have four times higher risk of Urinary Tract Infection than men, and the summers and monsoons are a high-risk period for Urinary Tract Infection.
Signs of a Urinary Tract Infection may include:
- Pain or burning when you urinate
- Frequent urination
- A strong sense of urgency to urinate
- Pain in your back or side near the ribs
- Pressure in your lower belly
- Urine that is cloudy, bloody or has a strong odour
- A sensation that you are unable to completely empty your bladder
- Fever or chills
You may want to consider the following to prevent Urinary Tract Infection:
- Urinating after sex may help flush out bacteria that might have gotten into the urinary tract during intercourse.
- Certain forms of birth control, such as spermicidal foam and diaphragms, can increase the risk of Urinary Tract Infection in some women. Talk to your doctor about your options.
- Don’t put off urinating when you need to and don’t rush to finish. Incomplete bladder emptying can increase your risk of Urinary Tract Infection.
- After urinating, wipe from front to back to keep from sweeping bacteria from the rectum or anus toward the vagina and urethra.
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