UTI / Urinary Track Infections (मूत्र मार्ग संक्रमण)

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of any part of the urinary system. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract. UTIs are given different names depending on where they occur:

- Bladder infection - cystitis
- Urethra infection - urethritis
- Kidney infection - pyelonephritis

Causes of urinary tract infections

The vast majority of UTI cases are caused by the bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli), usually found in the digestive system. Chlamydia and Mycoplasma bacteria can infect the urethra but not the bladder.

People of any age and sex can develop a UTI; however, some people are more at risk than others. The following factors can increase the likelihood of developing a UTI:

- Sexual intercourse (especially if more frequent, intense, and with multiple or new partners)
- Diabetes
- Poor personal hygiene
- Problems emptying the bladder completely
- Having a urinary catheter
- Bowel incontinence
- Blocked flow of urine
- Kidney stones
- Some forms of contraception
- Pregnancy
- Menopause
- Procedures involving the urinary tract
- Suppressed immune system
- Immobility for a long period
- Use of spermicides and tampons
- Heavy use of antibiotics (which can disrupt the natural flora of the bowel and urinary tract)

Symptoms of urinary tract infections

 The symptoms of a urinary tract infection can depend on age, gender, the presence of a catheter, and what part of the urinary tract has been infected.

Common symptoms of urinary tract infection include:
- Strong and frequent urge to urinate
- Cloudy, bloody, or strong smelling urine
- Pain or burning sensation when urinating
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle aches and abdominal pains
- A burning feeling when you urinate
- A frequent or intense urge to urinate, even though little comes out when you do
- Pain or pressure in your back or lower abdomen
- Cloudy, dark, bloody, or strange-smelling urine
- Feeling tired or shaky
- Fever or chills (a sign the infection may have reached your kidneys)

People with catheters may only experience fever as a symptom, making diagnosis more difficult.

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