Men and Children May Also Suffer From UTI, Know Everything About It

While UTI is common in women, it can also happen in men and kids. Everything that you need to know is there in this article, read till the end.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Dec 18, 2019 18:00 IST
Men and Children May Also Suffer From UTI, Know Everything About It

UTI or urinary tract infection is such a serious problem in women. There are so many queries that people have in their mind about this problem. While people believe that is a woman-only problem, it is not true. This can happen in both men as well as kids. However, it is true that due to physical structure, this problem is more troubling for women. Due to its proximity to the Anus and the urethra, some part of the stool-like dirt also goes into the urinary system. Then this infection is caused by the bacteria present in it.

UTI in Men and Children: Causes

The risk of UTI increases in men and children due to a lack of cleanliness and kidney stones. Apart from this, chronic diabetes also acts to give rise to urinary tract infection. If you feel that you are showing early symptoms of UTI, then start drinking more and more water and most importantly it is better to become a doctor on your own and start prevention and treatment only after consulting a good doctor.

UTI in men

How to identify if someone has UTI?

Burning, pain, itching during urine discharge, feeling of the frequent need to go to the toilet, the excessive smell in urine, pale yellow color, fever with shivering, loss of appetite, feeling weak, and in severe condition bleeding with urine The main symptoms of this problem are. If any of these symptoms appear, then a doctor should be consulted without delay. Then doctors start the treatment only after examining Urine to find out the real cause of infection.

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Does UTI increase the risk of pregnancy?

In pregnancy, the risk of UTI increases because the level of progesterone hormone in the body of women increases significantly during this period. Actually, this hormone prepares Uterus for pregnancy. This relaxes the muscles of the ureters and the bladder. As a result, the flow of urine slows down. For this reason, the risk of kidney infection also increases with UTI during pregnancy. Therefore, special caution should be taken towards personal hygiene during pregnancy.

UTI in kids

Can children also have this problem?

Newborns may also have similar problems. Therefore, special personal hygiene should be kept in mind while bathing. Boys may also have such problems if there is a congenital disturbance in the structure of the urinary system.  

Can UTI be caused due to using a public toilet?

Unclean public or personal toilets can lead to urinary tract infection. That is why even if the public toilet looks clean run the flush before use and always use a toilet-sanitizer before use.

Also Read: Urinary Tract Infection And Diabetes

UTI Prevention Tips

  • Take care of personal hygiene and cleaning of household toilets.
  • Always use cotton undergarments.
  • If anyone of the two partners has an infection, then stay away from the physical relationship.
  • Always drink more water.
  • If there is any problem, consult the doctor without delay.
  • Drink plenty of fluids like water, buttermilk, lassi and juice.

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