What Is a Urinary Tract Infection?

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By james
Nov 13, 2020
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2. Cystitis

Cystitis is the technical medical term for an infection of the bladder, and is one of the most common types of UTI. As with other types of urinary tract infection, cystitis tends to occur when bacteria are able to enter into the system through the urethra. Escherichia coli is the most common culprit.

Women tend to be most prone to the disease simply because of the shorter distance between the bladder and the opening of the urethra. This makes it easier for bacteria to reach the bacteria, where they can then begin to multiply. Sexual intercourse will also sometimes introduce bacteria into the vagina.

Urinary Tract Infection

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