The recurring urinary tract infections also called chronic UTIs can be particularly alarming.
The infection may come back because the urinary tract gets re-infected or the earlier treatment did not clear the infection entirely. The symptoms may hide during the treatment and start again after the treatment.
The recurrent UTIs are caused by E.coli, a bacterium that lives in the intestinal system. If the bacterium E.coli is carried from the rectum to the vagina, it can enter the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder) and infect the bladder.
Recurrent UTIs aren’t due to poor hygiene or something that women have brought on themselves. Some women are just prone to UTIs. Around 25-30% of women who had UTI, the infection returns within 6 months.
Factors that may predispose to UTI are:
A doctor may perform the following tests to understand why UTI is recurring:
Doctors generally treat UTIs with antibiotics.
The real problem begins when these symptoms refuse to improve even with medications. Therefore, prevention is the best way to keep it at bay permanently. To lessen your chances, you need to make some lifestyle changes.
Recurrent UTI can be a serious health problem, therefore make some healthy lifestyle changes to effectively ward off future infections.
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