Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common condition that affect many people, especially women. A UTI occurs when bacteria enter the urinary tract, which includes the bladder, kidneys, ureters, and urethra, and cause an infection. UTIs can range from mild to severe and can cause discomfort and pain. They can also lead to more serious health complications if left untreated.

Symptoms of UTIs can vary depending on the severity of the infection, but some common symptoms include:

  • Pain or burning sensation during urination
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Passing small amounts of urine at a time
  • Cloudy or strong-smelling urine
  • Pain or pressure in the lower abdomen or back
  • Fever or chills (if the infection spreads to the kidneys)


UTIs are more common in women due to the shorter length of their urethra, which makes it easier for bacteria to enter the bladder. Other factors that increase the risk of developing a UTI include a weakened immune system, urinary tract abnormalities, diabetes, and sexual activity.

If left untreated, UTIs can cause serious health problems, including kidney damage, sepsis, and even death. Therefore, it is important to seek medical attention if you suspect you have a UTI.

Treatment for UTIs typically involves antibiotics to kill the bacteria causing the infection. Drinking plenty of water and avoiding irritating foods and drinks like caffeine and alcohol can also help alleviate symptoms.

For women undergoing fertility treatment, UTIs can be particularly concerning as they can interfere with implantation and pregnancy. At Aashakiran IVF, patients are screened for UTIs before undergoing fertility treatment. If a UTI is detected, it is treated promptly to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient.

In conclusion, UTIs are a common and potentially serious condition that can affect both men and women. Prompt medical attention and treatment can help alleviate symptoms and prevent complications. If you are undergoing fertility treatment, it is important to inform your healthcare provider if you suspect you have a UTI to ensure the best possible outcome.

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