Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) - symptoms and how to test
Bacteria that enter the urinary system through faeces are a common cause of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Pathogens access the body via the urethra, transporting urine out of the system. Urethrae in women are smaller in length than those in men. This increases the risk that bacteria will enter the urinary tract and cause a urinary tract infection in the bladder or kidneys. Women are disproportionately affected by urinary tract infections, and many will suffer from several infections throughout their lives. Feminine-specific risk factors for urinary tract infections include the Definition of the female anatomy. Signs of infection, such as bacteria or white blood cells, can be found by examining the urine under a microscope. These analyses seek out the presence of bacteria and white blood cells, among other indicators of illness.