Lower urinary tract infection
Urethritis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the urethra (the channel for the discharge of urine) and cystitis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the bladder. Infections are most commonly caused by a bacteria and frequently by a virus, fungus or parasite. It is difficult to specify which of the structures is actually attained when doing an analysis and urine culture as both can add components to be analyzed in the urine upon collection.
Frequent signs and symptoms of lower urinary tract infection:
• Burning during urination;
• Painful urination;
• Emergency urination;
• Feeling unusually frequent urination;
• Sensitivity above the pubic area and / or pain in the lumbar region.
• Increased frequency of urination at night
For more information, visit our blog and consult the article (French only): Infection urinaire basse chez la femme