Painful urination in women
When a woman is experiencing pain when urinating it is usually a symptom of a urinary tract infection (UTI).
Women get UTIs more than men do because the bacteria is able to reach the bladder a lot more easier in women than in men.
This is because the urethra of a women is much shorter, which means that the bacteria does not have to travel as far in order to reach the bladder.
UTIs can be cause by sexual intercourse by having the bacteria pushed into the bladder, also using a diaphragm can also cause a UTI by pushing against the urethra and making it hard to empty the bladder, causing urine to stay in the bladder and allowing bacteria and infections to surface.
One-third of women have a UTI and more than half will develop one some time in their lives.
UTIs also have a good change of reoccurring. The women who are most at risk are those who are in between the ages of 25 and 29 and sexual active. The other group at risk is women who are over the age of 55 and have lower hormone levels, since hormones like estrogen can protect against UTIs.
There are many other factors that can increase the risks of getting a UTI.
A disease such as diabetes can also lead to contracting a UTI and there is a greater chance that there will be complications in this instance as well.
Also, when a women is pregnant she is more likely to get a UTI. Other high risk factors include kidney stones and spinal cord injuries.
Genetics also play a big role in UTIs. People who have a history of UTIs in their family are, naturally, more likely to have one as well themselves. Symptoms of UTIs
Most of the symptoms of UTIs are fairly unpleasant. When a women has a UTI she feels as if she need to go to the bathroom urgently and frequently, but every time she goes, she is only able to produce a little bit of urine, which can be extremely frustrating.
UTIs also come with a painful and stinging passing of urine, and at some times there will be blood in the urine as well. Many people will also have to get up many times during the night to go to the bathroom, which can lead to sleep deprivation.
Sometimes fever and back pain also comes with UTIs.