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General Overview of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

General Overview of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

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As the name suggests, urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. The urinary tract is responsible for removing waste and excess water from our body. It consists of the bladder, the kidneys and the urethra. These are the structures that urine passes through before being eliminated from our body.

Phenazopyridine (Azo) for Urinary Infections: Usage and Side Effects

Phenazopyridine (Azo) for Urinary Infections: Usage and Side Effects

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Azo is a medicine that is used to relieve symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI) such as irritation in the urinary tract, pain, burning, and the feeling to urinate frequently. The generic name for this medicine is phenazopyridine. Azo is the brand name for phenazopyridine hydrochloride.

Circumcised VS Uncircumcised Penis: Risks of Infection

Circumcised VS Uncircumcised Penis: Risks of Infection

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The main difference between a circumcised and uncircumcised penis is the presence of foreskin around the head of the penis. Several recent studies confirm that uncircumcised boys are at higher risk of urinary tract infection (UTI). Baby boys who have an uncircumcised penis have an increased risk of urinary tract infection irrespective of whether their foreskin is tight or loose.

Signs and Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection

Signs and Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection

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If you're a woman, the chances of you getting a urinary tract infection (UTI) are much higher than in men. People of any age and sex can develop UTI. The symptoms of a urinary tract infection can vary based on your age, gender, and whether you had used any external device like catheter.

Causes of Urinary Tract Infection

Causes of Urinary Tract Infection

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Doctors often advise to clean from front to back after using the bathroom. Urinary Tract infection (UTI) is the reason for this advice. Our urethra which transports urine from the bladder to outside of the body is located close to the anus. Bacteria can escape the intestines through anus and attack the urethra.