Urinary Tract Infection (Female)
- Fever & Pain
- Burning sensation at urethra & while passing urine
- Discomfort & Frequent urination
- Presence of pus or blood in the urine
- Urine color may be red or light pink
- Strong smell in urine
- Lethargy & Vomiting
Urinary Tract Infection (Female) - Overview
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a condition that arises when there is an infection in urinary tract due to bacteria. The infection usually starts in the urethra and then travels to the bladder and other parts of the urinary tract. In this condition, there is burning sensation while urinating and frequency of urination also increase. The condition is more common in females, as the size of the urethra is smaller.
Causes of Urinary Tract Infection
The main cause of UTI is bacteria which reside around the anus. Having more quantity of sour, bitter, salty, spicy, oily, fried foods and having tea, coffee and alcohol that aggravate the heat in the body, which leads to Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Working in the sun or hot weather, excessive physical exertion, conditions like diabetes, HIV, bowel incontinence, kidney stones, reduced intake of fluids and pregnancy can also contribute to UTI. Sexual intercourses, unhygienic conditions, menopause and spinal cord injury are also associated with UTI.