Let’s talk about our health and one common infection that affects us, UTI. Women are more prone to Urinary Tract Infection or UTI. This is because the female’s urethra is shorter hence the bacteria can reach the bladder easily. UTI occurs when bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra, the tube that connects the urinary bladder to the genitals and transports and discharges urine outside the body.
Some women must be extra vigilant and should take extra precaution if they are pregnant, sexually active, or at a menopausal stage.
- Painful and burning sensation when urinating
- Strong, frequent urge to urinate
- Urine looks cloudy or bloody
- Urine smells foul
- Lower abdominal pain or pelvic pressure or pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fever and chills