Preventing Urinary Tract Infections

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Urinary Tract Infections are commonly referred to as UTIs. A UTI is an infection that strikes in any part of your urinary system. Your urinary system consists of your ureters, bladder, and urethra. If you have a UTI, it most likely will be in your lower urinary tract, which consists of your bladder and urethra. If you think you have a UTI, there are some common symptoms you can look for.

Common Symptoms Of UTI

  • You may have a perpetual and robust urge to urinate.
  • You may experience a burning sensation while urinating.
  • You may suffer from pelvic pain.
  • Your urine may appear cloudy, red, bright pink or cola-colored.
  • Your urine may have a strong scent.

Preventing UTIs

You can’t totally prevent yourself from getting a UTI. In fact, if you’re a woman, you are more likely to get a UTI than a man. However, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of getting one. Drinking plenty of water will help dilute your urine and help flush away harmful bacteria. Ensure that after you urinate or have a bowel movement that you wipe from front to back to prevent the spread of bacteria. Also, after intercourse, empty your bladder soon afterward. Avoid using feminine and cleaning products with strong scents or deodorants as these can irritate your urethra.

Pelvic Pain Care

If you are experiencing pelvic pain or other symptoms of a UTI, it’s essential to get it properly diagnosed and treated to prevent further harm to your health. Contact Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. today to schedule your appointment with one of our caring providers.