Are you having issues down there? We might have some answers for it.
Many women dread the gyno' and dealing with issues involving our private part. But the truth is, we should all be very conscious and aware of our bodies, especially down there.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is very common for many women. Dr. Nicole E. Williams from the Gynecology Institute of Chicago says there are ways to prevent UTIs from occurring.
Myths about birth control pills causing UTI problems isn’t necessarily true, says Dr. Williams. There are many other causes like an infection that develops from the lower tract coming from the rectum, which goes to the vagina up into the uretha. Also, not every UTI requires the same treatment with heavy medication.
It’s best to let your doctor test you for a urinary tract infection first to decide what the best treatment will be for the patient. Sometimes, all it takes is giving the patient a liquid, very similar to a stomach pain reliever, but is instead used for the bladder trouble, which will coat and ease the infection.
- Frequent bathroom visits
- Urgency of urination
- Urine leakage
- Odor from urine
- Pain when urinating
- Using the restroom on a regular basis
- Don’t hold urine too long
- Drink unsweetened cranberry juice
- Urinating after sex
Let's face it: UTIs are annoying. If you believe you may have a UTI, the best way to know is to visit with your physician.