Help! I Think I Have the Symptoms – Do I Have a UTI?
Did you know women are four times more likely to get a UTI than men? They normally occur when bacteria get into your urine and grow in your bladder. Let’s review the symptoms and what you can do if you’re asking, “Do I Have a UTI?”
First, Here’s What You Should Know About UTIs!
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that is any part of your urinary system. This includes your urethra, ureters, kidneys, and bladder. In all honesty, it’s the reason your OB/GYN is constantly reminding you to wipe from front to back.
When you wipe incorrectly in the bathroom, you’re allowing bacteria to easily enter your urinary tract system.
However, there are other causes of UTIs. For instance: sex, hormonal changes, genetics, and the shape of your urinary tract. Women with diabetes are also at higher risk for UTI.
Do I Have a UTI?
Fortunately (making them easier to recognize), and unfortunately (putting up with the symptoms), there are a lot of symptoms that signal a UTI:
- Feeling that you can never truly empty your bladder
- Fever or chills
- Frequent urination
- Pain near in your back, near your ribs
- Pain or burning when you urinate
- Pressure in your lower belly
- Strong sense to urgently urinate
- Urinary incontinence, or trouble holding your urine
Tell Me About What I Can Do to Prevent a UTI.
Sometimes, you just can’t stop a UTI, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use your best practices to prevent one. Experts always recommend wiping the correct way when using the bathroom, urinating after sex to flush out any bacteria, and never holding your urine for too long.
Turn to Annandale Ob-Gyn to Care for Your UTI!
Do I have a UTI? Ask our caring providers at Annandale Ob-Gyn! We are easy to talk to about your most intimate issues and know exactly how to help you.
Call us today at 703-288-4330 to schedule an appointment. Don’t deal with the symptoms of a UTI any longer when relief is just a phone call away!