Urinary Tract Infection - symptoms and how to test
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are mainly caused by bacteria from faeces entering the urinary system. The bacteria enters the system via the urethra. It's because women's urethras are smaller in comparison to men's. This increases the risk of germs entering the urinary tract and causing a urinary tract infection in the bladder or kidneys. Though UTIs are frequent in women, they can also happen to males, elderly persons and children. One to 2% of children get urinary tract infections. If you suffer repeated urinary tract infections, your healthcare provider may conduct tests to look for other health conditions — such as diabetes or an abnormal urinary system—that may be contributing to your infections.