What is a urinary infection?
It is commonly known as urine infection, But occurs anywhere in the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra) although it is more common in the lower urinary tract (bladder and urethra).
Women are more likely to have them than men because in women, the urethra is shorter and is closer to the anus
Urinary infections They usually occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. Although the urinary system is prepared to prevent the entry of these microscopic invaders, these defenses sometimes fail. In general, Doctors treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics.
Infection that is confined to the bladder can be painful and bothersome. Nevertheless, It can have serious consequences if the urinary tract infection spreads to the kidneys.
For the diagnosis of a urinary infection, the following are performed Lab tests: