A urinary infection occurs due to an infection in the urinary tract and are, thus, also called a urinary tract infection (UTI). As a UTI progresses, it starts damaging other parts of the body such as the bladder and kidneys. This infection is spread due to E-coli bacteria.

Urine infection can affect everyone; however, women suffer from them more often. After adolescence, girls become more prone to urinary tract infections and some women even experience frequent or recurrent urinary tract infections.

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  1. Reasons for recurrent UTIs in women
  2. How to avoid frequent UTI troubles
  3. Summary
Doctors for Recurring UTIs in women

If you have experienced two or more UTIs within 6 months, then you need to be more careful and closely follow the directions given by the doctor.

In this article, we will share why women get frequent urine infections.

Kidney or bladder stones

Women who have complaints of kidney stones or bladder stones may be prone to frequent urine infections. Therefore, if there is a history of stones, take special care of hygiene.

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Shorter urethra

The length of the urethra of women is shorter than that of men because of which bacteria can quickly enter their urethra more easily. This makes women more prone to urinary tract infections than men.


After menopause, women may complain of frequent urinary infections. There is a lack of estrogen hormone in the body of women after menopause, due to which many women may be vulnerable to repeated urinary infections.

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Genetic cause

According to some studies, if someone in your first family history has had a problem with UTIs, then you may be at risk of getting frequent UTIs.

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Wearing tight clothes

It has been seen in studies that people who wear tight clothes or underwear are at higher risk of developing a UTI. 

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Women suffering from diabetes may also complain of frequent urine infections. When the blood sugar level is high, the bladder is not able to empty completely. In such a situation, women may get a urine infection.

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Having more than one sex partner

Having more than one sexual partner can also make women more prone to frequent urine infections.

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Follow the instructions below to avoid frequent urinary tract infections: 

  • Drink more water: Drinking more water and other fluids can help you avoid UTIs, as it helps flush out bacteria from the body.
  • Do not hold urine: If you feel like urinating, do not hold it back and go immediately or as soon as possible. If you stop yourself from urinating, then there is a risk of worsening the infection.
  • Cleaning after going to the toilet: Clean your private parts thoroughly after urinating or defecating, so that the risk of bacterial growth is reduced. Apart from this, gently wash your vagina and the skin around the anus daily using mild soap and plenty of water.
  • Empty the bladder after sex: Do not forget to empty the bladder after sex. If you do not go to the toilet after sex, then the risk of infection increases greatly. To avoid infection, empty the bladder immediately after sex and wash the anus and vagina thoroughly.
  • Do not use deodorant: Avoid using deodorant spray or any scented products near your vagina, as this could worsen urine infections.

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Keep in mind that the problem of UTI is not only experienced by women; it can happen to people of any age and gender. Take special care of hygiene and wash your private parts thoroughly after going to the toilet. Do not forget to clean the toilet seat before sitting on it, especially in a public bathroom. Also, if you notice symptoms of a UTI, consult a doctor immediately.

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