Urinary Tract Infections

How to Prevent UTIs

Burning, urgency to pee, frequent urination, low back pain. Symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs) are painful and annoying, especially if you experience them frequently. Caused by bacteria, women are more likely to have them because bacteria from stools can come...

Taking “You” out of UTI

Ouch! You feel like you’re peeing a stream of fire. Or you feel like you have to urinate all the time, but little comes out. What’s going on? When germs get into your urinary tract, they cause an infection called a urinary tract infection (UTI). What is a Urinary...

Douching: Do You or Don’t You?

You shower, put on deodorant, and change your underwear daily, just like your mother taught you. But should you do more? About one in four women in the U.S. add douching to their personal hygiene routine. The women claim that it makes them feel fresh, gets rid of...

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) – 101

What is a UTI? A UTI is an infection in the urinary tract. Infections are caused by microbes—organisms too small to be seen without a microscope. Bacteria are the most common cause of UTIs. Normally, bacteria that enter the urinary tract are quickly removed by the...

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