Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is an infection that happens anywhere in the urinary tract. UTIs are the second most common body infection that people experience. Urinary tract infections can cause bladder irritation, and most urinary tract infections are bladder infections. They can also be caused by kidney infections, prostatitis and more.
UTIs are more frequent in women than men because the female urethra is shorter and comes into contact with more bacteria. If you have diabetes or a spinal cord injury, you are also at a higher risk of getting a UTI.
UTIs can irritate the bladder, giving sufferers strong urges to urinate. These urges can result in urinary incontinence. Incontinence and urinary tract infection are linked, but this type of incontinence is often short-term. Other symptoms of UTI are a burning sensation when urinating or foul-smelling urine. Bladder inflammation caused by urinary tract infection can cause pain. The good news is that with medication, this can be alleviated. A UTI can be diagnosed by a physician with a urinary test, and antibiotics can treat it.
If you experience severe urinary incontinence, or incontinence that is not related to a UTI,Â contact us. Feel free to call our discreet, professional Medical Concierge at 800-771-1953 if you have questions or to set up an appointment.