WOW Health | Gynaecology
Looking to reduce my risk of developing a urinary tract infection
Q. I am a 36 year old woman and have given birth twice with no past history of UTI before the birth of our second child. However, in the last two years, I have had UTI five times. I am looking to reduce my risk of developing a urinary tract infection. Please advice. – Sita Vaidya
A. These is the usual advice we give to women who frequently encounter urinary tract infection:
• Drink plenty of water (more than three litres)
• Wipe your bottom from front to back
• Empty your bladder soon after intercourse
• Drink cranberry juice
• Wear clean and comfortable cotton underwear
• Get an ultra sonogram of abdomen and pelvis done to rule out any urinary tract abnormality which may have developed after your last child birth.
• Consult a gynaecologist to rule out any gynaecological problem or the contraceptive you are using as these may be the reason for the problem you are having repeatedly.
Dr. Veena Shrivastava is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nepal Medical College and Gynaecologist in Nepal International Clinic. Send her your queries at firstname.lastname@example.org