“According to clevelandclinic.org”, urinary tract infection is an infection of the urinary system. Urinary Tract Infection is one of the most common types of infection that is mostly caused by bacteria.
Many symptoms can appear in a person with a urinary tract infection, and they differ from one person to another depending on age, gender, and the part of the urinary system that is infected. Such parts include the bladder, urethra, or kidney.
Urinary tract infection is more common in women than in men. The reason for this is due to the nature of the structure of the urinary system in women; Its urethra is shorter than a man’s urethra, which reduces the distance bacteria travel to reach the bladder and thus increases the chance of infections.
There are different signs that shows you have a urinary tract infection. Some of them include;
. Pain in the side (flank), abdomen or pelvic area.
. Pressure in the lower pelvis.
. Frequent need to urinate (frequency)
. Urgent need to urinate (urgency)
. Incontinence (urine leakage).
. Painful urination (dysuria) and blood in the urine.
. The need to urinate at night.
. Abnormal urine colour (cloudy urine) and strong or foul-smelling urine.
Everyone should watch out for these signs.