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Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection which can happen anywhere along the urinary tract.(1)

Classification of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

The urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Depending upon the part that is infected, UTIs are classified as -

  • Cystitis- infection in the bladder
  • Pyelonephritis- infection of one or both kidneys
  • Urethritis- infection of the urethra, tube that empties urine from the bladder to the outside

Urinary tract infection is the second most common type of infection in the body. Owing to the female anatomy, women are more commonly affected by UTI than men. Shorter urethra and proximity of the urethral opening to the anus and vagina (sources of bacteria) make women more prone to UTI.

UTI's are caused by microbes, including fungi, viruses and bacteria. However, bacteria are the most common cause of UTI. Symptoms of urinary tract infection include painful and frequent urination, fever and flank pain. UTI is treated with antibiotics.(2)

What is New in Urinary Tract Infection?

1. Sitting Too Much May Up Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Sitting for long periods and lack of physical activity can increase the risk of developing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), reveals a new study. Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) can be prevented by reducing sitting time and promoting physical activity.

References:

  1. Urinary Tract Infection - (https://www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use/community/for-patients/common-illnesses/uti.html)
  2. About Urinary Tract Infection - (https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/urinary-tract-infections)
  3. How Do You Get Urinary Tract Infections? - (https://www.sepsis.org/sepsisand/urinary-tract-infections/)
  4. Urinary Tract Infection - Adults - (https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000521.htm)
  5. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) - Including Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention - (https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/health+topics/health+conditions+prevention+and+treatment/infectious+diseases/urinary+tract+infection/urinary+tract+infection+uti+-+including+symptoms+treatment+and+prevention)
  6. Urinary Tract Infection - Adults - (https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000521.htm)
  7. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) - (https://kidshealth.org/Nemours/en/parents/urinary.html)
  8. What is a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Adults? - (https://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/urinary-tract-infections-in-adults)

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Comments

scpathy Thursday, April 4, 2013

I am 79plus of age and I am a male.We went on ilgrimage to Shirdhi a month and half ago.On our return after a few days there was inconvenience in passing urine andlater blood was seen in the urine. I took urine culture report to a doctor who prescribed antibiotics for five days.There was relief. I took lot of water also.After a month again there was pus and the urine is little reddish but no foul smell.There is no appitite an I do not feel eating anything now.Please adivise me as to I shoul do? withregards

ADULT_DIAPERS Monday, March 5, 2012

I am 31 and have had 5-6 UTI's in the past 6 months. The first, second and third times they did a urine test and it showed UTI. Never had one before, am very clean and am not sexually active. Now I have seen a urologist and am waiting 3-4 weeks to get tests done. I have abdominal pain especially in lower left side, back pain, discomfort when peeing but not burning, and blood in urine. Can you tell me what it may be. I think I may have ovarian cysts or something. Any help would be appreciated.

@Guest Saturday, March 8, 2014

it is UTI and what you can do is to take in adequate diet with a lot of fluids and vitamin C. do not keep urine, void when needed.

ramesh4 Tuesday, September 20, 2011

does allergy will cause urinary infection

litermonica Monday, December 28, 2009

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with Urinary Tract Infection, it is highly advised that you contact your specialized health care professional, as this condition needs to be treated immediately, before the infection can spread to other parts of the urinary tract.
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In the case of Urinary Tract Infection, the treatment of choice is antibiotics.

vidya Friday, November 7, 2008

We should not ignore Urinary Tractinfection if it increases if affects kidney. we should drink lot of water during the day and should have check on our urinary pattern everyday. few years back when I got minor infection I consulted Dr. Manu Sobti in Hindusabha hospital Ghatkopar. He is realy fantastic doctor he thoroughly checked me even it was minor infection and I got relief permanently since then I advise all my friends to take care of urine infection I advise them to take treatment from Dr. sobti.

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