Do I have a UTI? – Know the symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary Tract Infections, also commonly called UTIs, involve parts of the body concerned with the production, storage, and excretion of urine. These are the urethra, kidneys, bladder, and ureters. Infection can impact the lower or upper tract. The following includes some symptoms to look out for. If you have concerning symptoms, contact your healthcare provider.
Symptoms of UTI
If you have a UTI, chances are you know it. Common symptoms can be tough to ignore. These include urinary frequency and urge, pain or burning just before or after urination, pain or swelling in the groin area, or bladder area, cloudy or foul-smelling urine, nausea and/or vomiting, and fever.
Causes of UTI
Two of the most common causes of UTI are enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and indwelling catheters. With BPH the prostate becomes so large it blocks the urethra preventing the bladder from emptying completely. Too much bacteria will grow resulting in infection. Indwelling catheters can introduce bacteria from outside the body into the urethra, also leading to infection.
Help for Urinary Tract Infections
Men’s Liberty provides superior comfort and protection with comparatively little risk of UTI. In fact, Men’s Liberty has shipped more than 5 million units and with no attributable adverse effects. That’s because Men’s Liberty is different. We’ve designed our catheter with your freedom and safety in mind. Men’s Liberty makes it easy to use an external catheter. You can enjoy peace of mind without the pain of insertion or risk of UTI that come with internal catheters.
Men with an enlarged prostate can make changes such as eliminating or reducing caffeine and alcohol to boost urine flow. There are also medications on the market that lessen the risk of infection by preventing the backup of urine in the bladder.
Removal of all or part of the prostate can address blockage and improve urinary flow. It is important to talk with your healthcare provider as soon as you notice a change in your urinary habits. These include frequency, pain, difficulty starting, dribbling, weakened stream, leaks, and accidents. Your doctor can help you understand symptoms and address any underlying causes.
You don’t have to put up with pain, leaks or accidents. UTIs typically respond to treatment within a day or two. If you are living with incontinence, stop the likelihood of UTI reoccurrence with Men’s Liberty. Be confident and comfortable with Men’s Liberty. Talk to your doctor or call us to learn more.