MCh Urology, MS - General Surgery, DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
24 years experience
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Men are at a larger risk of developing UTIs after sexual intercourse.
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Sexual intercourse is a commonly known cause of Urinary tract infections. However, it is women who are at larger risk of contracting UTIs after sex. Most women tend to be infected by their partners during intercourse. It is advised by doctors that women should go to the bathroom after penetrative sex and wash themselves to ensure that the infections, if any, don't spread to them.
UTIs can lead to which of the following serious and life threatening conditions?
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If someone has been having a urinary tract infection, then it can infect the upper part of the tract and then end up causing infections within the kidneys and may also travel up the blood stream to infect multiple organs within the body. This condition is known as septicemia and may become a life threatening condition. It is important that you should immediately consult a doctor to take preventative and remedial steps.
Antibiotics are the best method to cure UTIs.
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A problem that crops up with antibiotics is that they may actually end up killing some of the good bacteria and thus cause an imbalance leading to other infections. This is very commonly seen with yeast infections in women and also leads to UTIs in both men and women. So you may be suffering from a Urinary Tract Infection due to medications that you may be taking for other ailments and so, it would be best to consult with your doctor in this case.
Which among the following is an excellent remedy and preventive measure for UTIs?
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Urinary tract infections tend to fester for some time and recur with short periods of inactivity. Thus it is best to have preventive measures and rely on diets and home remedies alongside medications to help prevent its recurrence. In this regard, cranberry has been found to be the best options as its continued use prevents the recurrence of UTI symptoms until the infection subsides.
Urinary tract infections (UTI's) are mainly caused due to-
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Bacteria spread from the bowel to the urinary tract About 80% infections are caused due to this reason.