What's a UTI?
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of the urinary system, including your bladder and urethra. Anyone can get a UTI, but they're more common if you have a vulva.
There are two kinds of UTIs: cystitis and urethritis. Cystitis is an infection of the bladder. Urethritis is an infection of the urethra. If left untreated, either of these can spread and cause a kindney infection, so even though UTIs are really common, you've got to take them seriously.
What causes UTIs? we
It's pretty easy to get a urinary tract infection. Bacteria that live in the vagina, genital, and anal areas may enter the urethra, travel to the bladder, and cause an infection. This can happen during sexual activity when bacteria from your partner's genital, anus, fingers, or sex toys get pushed into your urethra. UTIs can also be caused by Chlamydia, gonorrhea, or other organisms.
Although UTIs aren't spread from one person to another like STDs, having sex can lead to or worsen UTIs. But you don't have to have sex to get a UTI. Anything that bring bacteria in contact with your urethra can cause a UTI
You're more likely to get a UTI if you have had one before (sex), diabetes, obese, or use of spermicides or a diaphragm and having a kidney stone or other obstruction in your urinary tract. Most people aren't able to pinpoint the exact cause of their UTI because so many things can lead to it.
Content created and supplied by: samjuwon (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More