Health A to Z Last updated on 2021-04-01 20:57:17
Why Should You Go For A UTI Test?
- Dr. Abhishtita Mudunuri
- 2 Min Read
- Fact Checked
What is UTI?Urinary Tract Infection or UTI is a common type of bacterial infection that affects the urinary system. UTIs are more common in women and experts say that a woman faces more than one infection in her lifetime.
Why is UTI more common in women?Women have shorter urethras than men. With this disadvantage, the bacteria takes a shorter time to travel in order to reach the bladder.
What are the symptoms of UTI?
- Frequent urination
- Burning sensation while urinating
- Frothy or cloudy urine
- Urine has a strong smell
- Low back pain
- Pelvic pain in women
- Blood in the urine
- Rectal pain
- Painful ejaculation in men
What are the risk factors for UTI?
- Poor personal hygiene
- Sexual intercourse
- Spermicide-coated condoms or contraceptive diaphragms
- Kidney stones
- Use of urinary catheter
What happens in a UTI test?Urine analysis: Bacteria causing UTI can be detected in the urine with this test. Urine culture: This test can help determine which medications will be used for your treatment.
Why go for a UTI test?If not treated on time, UTIs can become severe as they can travel through the urinary tract through the ureters and kidney, leading to upper urinary tract infections. If treatment is delayed, UTI can turn life-threatening as the infection can spread into the blood, causing sepsis. If you are experiencing the above-mentioned symptoms, do not delay, book the test today.
How to book a UTI testonline?A UTI test can be undertaken at any time of the day. If you are experiencing troubling symptoms that indicate UTI, then this test is a must for you. You can easily book a UTI test online through the MFine app and get your tests done conveniently at your home. Download the MFIne app and connect with highly experienced urologists near you.
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