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Important Facts about UTI in Pregnancy

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An infection in the urinary tract comprising of kidneys, urethra and bladder.
Based on performed research, the prevalence of symptomatic urinary tract infection in pregnant women has been 17.9% and asymptomatic form in 13%.[1]
- Can be self-diagnosed
- May require lab tests
- Can be treated
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common concern during pregnancy. While typically they may not be a major cause of concern, during pregnancy, UTIs must be treated instantly to avoid other concerns.


Symptoms


Self-diagnosable: Discomfort while urinating is a major symptom of UTI which can be confirmed with a urine test.
Burning sensation while urinating
Urgent need to urinate
Pain or cramps in the belly
Increased frequency of urination
Smelly or cloudy urine


Treatment


Self-care: Do not delay urination when you feel the urge. Also, drink sufficient water through the day to keep the tract clean.
Antibiotics: Your doctor may prescribe certain antibiotics based on your pregnancy plan.
Preventive measures: Avoid tight fitted pants. Instead, opt for comfortable clothing in natural fibers like cotton. Keep your genital region clean but avoid applying chemical soaps in that region.
Specialists: For any other concerns, you can consult your OB-GYN. At mfine, we offer detailed and customized treatment plans for various health ailments, so feel free to reach out to us.

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