Urinary tract infections (UTI's) are caused by foreign bacteria in the urinary tract (kidneys, bladder, ureters, urethra, and, in men, prostate). This illness is most common in women and older people.
UTI's are caused when bacteria travel into the urinary tract from the digestive system or (for women) the vagina. Shape of a person's organs, genetic tendencies and catheter use can all contribute to the development of UTI's. Additionally, sexual activity and the use of certain contraceptive methods can lead to urinary tract infections. Though sex itself doesn't cause UTI's, it does promote the movement of bacteria from the penis, vagina, or anus to the urethra.
There are a variety of tests your physician can use to determine the presence of a UTI.
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Yes. Urinary tract infections are easily treated with antibiotics.
Bacterial. UTI's are caused by a variety of bacteria.
Antibiotics. Various antibiotics are used depending on the offending bacterium.
Variable. Specific time for recovery is dependent on the medication prescribed.
No. Sex is not recommended as it can promote movement of bacteria.
Yes. There is roughly a 20% probability of re-infection.