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Chronic Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), Bladder Infections

Heard of a UTI before?

Chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs) are recurring infections that primarily affect the lower urinary system, specifically the bladder and the urethra. Additionally, sexual activity can predispose the individual to bladder infections, with the risk further elevated by a new sexual partner, specific birth control methods like diaphragms and spermicidal agents, and anatomical changes in the urinary tract post-menopause (GSM).

Those affected by chronic UTIs encompass a wide demographic, but women are mainly at a higher risk due to anatomical considerations and certain lifestyle factors. Moreover, certain medical conditions and treatments can exacerbate the risk of developing UTIs.

These include urinary tract anomalies in newborns, blockages in the urinary tract from kidney stones or an enlarged prostate, a compromised immune system from diseases like diabetes, catheter use in people unable to urinate independently, and recent urinary procedures involving medical instruments. Signs of a urinary tract infection (UTI) can differ, but they typically encompass a constant need to pee, a stinging feeling when urinating, frequent excretion of small volumes of urine, turbid urine, detection of blood in the urine, urine with potent odour, and discomfort in the pelvic area among females.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Chronic UTIs can have various underlying causes, including:

  • Incomplete treatment of previous UTIs 
  • Re-infection
  • Anatomical abnormalities 
  • Weakened immune system

Chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs), also known as bladder infections, can occur in any part of the urinary system, but they most commonly affect the bladder and urethra. Women are more prone to UTIs due to anatomical differences.