Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

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Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

If infections of the urinary tract don’t respond to treatment or keep recurring, they are called Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).

The pathway that makes up your urinary system is known as your urinary tract. The following are included in it:

  • Your kidneys
  • Your ureters
  • Your bladder
  • Your urethra

There are many parts in your urinary system, which can get affected by UTIs. It is considered a minor illness when an infection only affects your bladder and it can be easily treated by good urology doctors in Kolkata. You may need to be hospitalized if it spreads to your kidneys as this can lead to serious health consequences.

In women, the majority of UTIs are found, though they can happen to anyone at any age.


A Recurrent UTI affecting your bladder can have many symptoms. These include:

  • Frequency of urination
  • Dark coloured or bloody urine
  • During urination, there is a burning sensation
  • In the area of your kidneys, there is a pain
  • The area of your bladder has a sensation of pain



In the opinion of urology doctors, a bacterial infection is often the cause of a UTI. The urethra is often the entry point to the urinary system for the bacteria, which then multiply in the bladder. For a better understanding of their development, it’s helpful to break down UTIs into the bladder and urethral infections.

Bladder Infections

Cystitis or infection of the bladder is normally caused by the bacteria Escherichia Coli. Healthy people and animals normally carry the bacteria E. coli in their intestines. There are no problems if it is in its normal state. It only can lead to infection when it finds its way out of the intestines and into the urinary tract.

If tiny or even microscopic bits of faeces get into the urinary tract, this happens. If there is switching between anal and vaginal sex without cleaning in between, this can be the cause. There is a significant risk of an increase in your UTI due to anal sex. If there is toilet water backsplash or improper wiping, bladder infections can also develop.

Urethral Infections

Not only bacteria such as E. coli can cause infections of the urethra or urethritis, but they can also be caused by sexually transmitted infection (STI).


The primary treatment for UTIs consists of a course of antibiotics delivered over one week.

However, after the initial symptoms subside, your urologist in Kolkata may prescribe long-term, low-dose antibiotics for more than one week, if you have Recurrent UTIs. The recurrence of symptoms can often be stopped by this. After each time you have intercourse, you may have to take antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor. There are also many other treatment options.