6 Apr 2022 | 2 min Read
Dr Sulbha Arora
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Hormonal changes and lowered immune response during pregnancy are two reasons that a woman becomes more susceptible to infections. Urinary tract infections caused by bacteria are the most common. Urinary tract infection includes infection caused in kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. This infection is most common in the urethra and the bladder, but in a few cases, it spreads to the kidney.
Urinary tract infection (UTI) during pregnancy could result in preterm labour, low birth weight, and other complications. A few of the signs for UTI include:
1. Frequent urination or sensation to urinate
2. Difficulty and pain during urination
3. Burning sensation while passing urine
4. Cramps in the lower belly
5. Lower back pain
6. Cloudy urine
7. Urine with bad odour
8. Blood in the urine, leading to a change in the colour of the urine.
In case the infection spreads to the kidney, along with the above mentioned symptoms a woman might also experience:
4. Upper back pain (often seen on one side).
It’s important to take appropriate treatment along with some home remedies to prevent the spread of this infection in the bloodstream. If this happens it may be life-threatening.
Consult your gynaecologist immediately in case of any such symptoms. And also try to prevent such health hazards by maintaining goof into mate hygiene, managing the water intake, frequent urination, and avoiding spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine, etc.
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