Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection During Miscarriage

A urinary tract infection or UTI refers to an infection that involves the bladder, ureters and kidneys. These structures constitute the urinary tract through which the urine passes as it is being eliminated from the body. The urine is normally free of microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria and viruses, and contains only salts, fluid and waste matter.

However, infection occurs if bacteria or other microorganisms enter through the urethra and begin to grow. Infections are commonly caused by a type of bacteria called E.coli which is usually found in the colon.

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In some cases, the infection may be restricted to the urethra, while in other cases the bacteria may move to the bladder and result in infection there. If left untreated the bacteria could move up to ureters and also infect the kidneys. Urinary tract infections occur more commonly in women. Pregnant women are also susceptible to urinary tract infections, which tend to occur during week 6 to week 24. Infection is likely to occur during this time due to changes that occur in the urinary tract. The uterus is located right above the bladder, and as the size of the uterus increases to accommodate the developing baby, there is pressure exerted on the bladder. As a result the passing of urine may be obstructed, allowing the urine to remain trapped in the bladder. This increases the risk of infection. There is also an association between urinary tract infections and miscarriage.

Recurrent UTIs may increase the risk of infertility of miscarriage and must be treated properly. If the infection is not treated on time, the bacteria can travel further up the urinary tract and infect the kidneys. Infections of the kidney can result in preterm labor and low birth weight babies. If the infection is treated on time and in the proper manner, there will be no harm caused to the baby.

Miscarriage UTI Symptoms

The symptoms if a urinary tract infection include pain while urinating, an increased urge to urinate, presence of blood in the urine, pain in the lower abdomen, fever, chills and tenderness in the bladder area. UTIs are treated with antibiotics which are safe even during pregnancy. To prevent such infections it is important to consume plenty of water daily. Unsweetened cranberry juice is also known to have a beneficial effect on the condition. The bladder must also be emptied completely during urination and the urge to urinate must never be ignored.

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