7 Facts about the UTIs Everyone Need to Know

Prevalence: UTI in Women

UTIs are typically caused by bacteria which can enter the urethra and travel up into the urinary tract, leading to infection.


Women get UTIs more often because a woman's urethra is shorter than a man's. This makes it easier for bacteria to get into the bladder.

Anatomy: Female Urethra and UTI Risk


E. coli bacteria, which live in the bowel, cause most UTIs. Pain or burning while urinating, Frequent urination, Bloody urine are major symptoms of UTIs.

Pathogen: E. coli and UTI


Prevention: Hydration and UTI

The best thing you can do to prevent a UTI is Drink plenty of water, Wipe from front to back after bowel movement and urinate after sex.


Bacteria can find their way into the urethra in number of ways. Unprotected Sex, Diabetes, Dehydration , Contraceptives , Poor hygiene and Kidney Stones are some common causes of UTIs.

Risk Factors


Condoms reduces the risk of UTIs. Don't use diaphragms and spermicides as they disrupt the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina and cause infection.

Protection: Condoms and UTI Prevention


Non-Contagious: UTI Transmission

Don’t Worry ! UTIs are not contagious but to prevent the spread of bacteria that can cause UTIs, it's important to maintain good hygiene practices.


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