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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 How is it contracted?An infection occurs when bacteria get into the urine and begin to grow. Infection usually starts at the opening of the urethra where the urine leaves the body and moves upward into the urinary tract. Most infections are caused by E. coli-- which normally live in the bowel and around the anus. This bacteria can move from the area around the anus to the opening of the urethra , usually by improper wiping and sexual intercourse. The bacteria can then travel up the urethra to the bladder, where they can grow and cause an infection. What are the s/s?Pain/burning feelingduring infection, a feeling of urgency, or feeling theneed to urinate frequently, an altered appearance ofthe urine, pain/pressurein the rectum, passing only a tiny amount of urine even when the urge to urinateis strong. Also tiredness,and weakness. What are the treatments?The usual tx for both simple and complicated UTIs is antibiotics. The type ofantibiotic and duration of the tx depend on the circumstances Urinary Tract Infection Cure? Prevention?Unfortunately, there is no cure for a UTI. However, there are many techniques to use for prevention of an UTI. Such as:*Woman and girls should wipe from front to backafter bowel movements. This helps bacteria fromthe anus entering the urethra. *Empty the bladder regularly and completely, especially after intercourse.* Drink plenty of fluids. Cranberry juice, especially, has been shown to help prevent UTIs. How common is it?In the U.S., UTIs account for more than 7 million visits to medical offices and hospitalseach year. More common in adults than in children. a UTI is the most commonurinary tract problemin children besides bedwetting. Much more common in womenand girls than in men younger than 50 years of age.About 40% of women and 12% of men have a UTIsometime in their life. What is it?A UTI is an infection involving the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra
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