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What is Urinary Tract Infection?

Urinary tract infection is an infection that affects a certain area of the urinary tract and the inflammatory response of the body to this situation. The definition of "cystitis" is used in cases where the lower urinary tract is affected, and "pyelonephritis" is used in cases where the upper urinary tract is affected.

What is Urinary Tract Infection?

The most common cause is E. Coli. Rarely, other bacteria, viruses, and fungi can also cause urinary tract infections. Sexually transmitted infections can also be responsible for urinary tract infection.

Considering the female anatomy, hormonal variability and sexual life factors, it is seen that urinary tract infections develop more frequently in women than in men.

While complaints such as painful or frequent urination, bad odor and color changes in the urine, suprapubic pain may be a sign of a simple lower urinary tract infection; Complaints such as high fever, flank pain, general condition disorder, nausea-vomiting may be encountered with a life-threatening serious upper urinary tract, kidney infection (pyelonephritis, kidney abscess).

Serious kidney infections are common, especially in diabetic and immunocompromised elderly patients.

Considerations and Suggestions

  • Sufficient fluid intake,
  • Genital hygiene and toilet cleaning habits,
  • Paying attention to voiding behaviors (not keeping urine),
  • Being conscious and careful about urinary tract diseases with familial predisposition (stones, cancer, etc.),
  • Thanks to the molecules contained in blueberry-derived fruits, it can prevent bacteria from adhering to the bladder wall.

Urinary Tract Infection Treatment

  • Appropriate antibiotic therapy (unnecessary use of antibiotics should be avoided).
  • Detection of additional diseases accompanying urinary tract infection.
  • Detailed investigation of the underlying cause of frequently recurring urinary tract infections.
  • In severe life-threatening infections, treatment plans that include hospitalization and even surgical procedures may be required.

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Update Date: 26.04.2022
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arif Demirbaş
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Please consult your physician for diagnosis and treatment.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arif Demirbas
Urology Specialist
Dr. Arif Demirbaş was born in 1985 in Turkey. He graduated from Uludag University Faculty of Medicine in 2010. He completed his urology residency training at Ankara Training and Research Hospital between 2011-2016. As a result of intensive academic studies after his specialization, he received the title of Associate Professor in March 2021.

Although he has experience with each of urological diseases, he has a special interest in the diagnosis, medical treatment and surgical treatment of urological cancers (prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and testicular cancer),kidney stone diseases, benign prostate enlargement, adrenal gland diseases (surrenal gland) and pediatric urology diseases (ureteropelvic stenosis, vesicoureteral reflux, undescended testicles). If possible, the surgeries are planned laparoscopically and endoscopically in a way that creates the least discomfort for the patient as required by the era.
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