The urinary tract typically includes two kidneys, two ureters, a urethra, and bladder. Most women experience at least one urinary tract infection (UTI) in their lifetime, but some get them repeatedly. Women tend to have a higher risk of UTIs than men do because of their shorter urethra, which allows bacteria from the anus region to travel to the bladder more easily. Common reasons for a UTI include wiping back to front, not peeing after sex, and not practicing sanitary habits. Here are nineteen experiences women are familiar with if they tend to get urinary tract infections:
Feeling Dread When Peeing
A UTI is annoying and painful. It also causes all sorts of horrible symptoms, including bloody or cloudy, odorous urine; pelvic pain; and a burning sensation when peeing. On top of it all, a UTI makes women want to pee more often. The dread a woman feels when approaching the toilet while clutching her kidneys is a typical response. It is also common for women to sit on the toilet while attempting to pee and feel like their insides are being shredded apart. It is enough to make some women want to hit their head repeatedly against a wall to knock themselves unconscious and no longer feel the painful, stinging burn.