Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract is the system that makes urine and brings it out of human body. Urinary tract infection begins in your urinary system. Bladder, kidneys, urethra and ureters form urinary system. Any part of these parts can be infected. Most infections include the urethra and the bladder. UTIs are very common.

–          Bladder – bladder infection is called bladder infection or cystitis.

–          Urethra – urethra infection is known as urethritis.

–          Kidneys – kidney infection is known as pyelonephritis.

–          Ureters – infections are rare in this area. The ureters take urine from the kidneys to the bladder. It can be divided into abdominal and pelvic parts. The ureters are 25-30 cm long, and half of this is in the abdomen.

Urinary Tract Infection

The most common urinary tract infection is bladder infection.  Bladder infections are not usually serious if they are treated promptly and quickly. If you do not care about this infection, it can pass on to your kidneys. Females are more exposed to get bladder infections than males. Why? Females have shorter urethras, so it is easier for the viruses to progress to their bladders. The bladder is used as a store of urine produced by the kidneys. It existence allows us to only need to void urine 4-6 times a day, rather than have a constant dribble emerging. The bladder is a tetrahedron, and is positioned so that the apex is posterior to the symphysis pubis, and its base anterior to the sacrum (the rectum lies between the two).

Urinary Tract Infection Causes

Urinary tract infection is caused by viruses. They are too small to be seen without a microscope. The most infections are caused by bacteria (Escherichia coli) that live in the bowel. It can be possible to get an infection if you are pregnant, you have diabetes or you don’t drink enough water. If you have an enlarged prostate gland or kidney stones, the chance that you will get a bladder infection is higher. They can be treated by antibiotics.


–          Your belly feels heavy or tender.

–          You feel burning or pain when you urinate.

–          Your have cloudy smelly urine.

–          You have chills and fever.

–          You have vomiting and nausea.

–          Small amount of urine.

–          Abdominal pain and muscle aches

If you think you have infection go see your doctor, especially if you are pregnant, older than 65, you have kidney problems or diabetes or you have a nausea, vomiting and fever. The typical treatment for urinary tract infection is antibiotic.

How to prevent infection:

–          Urinate after sexual activities.

–          Try a different method of birth control.

–          Drink a lot of water.

–          Avoid resisting the urge to urinate and urinate when the need arises.

–          Change some daily habits – nutrition, diet and eating.

–          Wear cotton underwear.

A urinary tract infection can be annoying and painful. Most infections are not serious, but some of them can lead to serious problems, for example – kidney infection. UTI is an infection that can occur at any place on the urinary tract (bladder, kidneys, urethra and ureters). UTIs usually pass within a few days.