Urine Infection in Pregnancy
A urinary tract infection occurs when bacteria (germs) enter the bladder. Urinary tract infections are very common during pregnancy. Getting treatment is important. Urinary tract infections start in the kidneys, where urine is produced, and can occur in any part of the urinary tract. It continues through tubes called ureters to the bladder, where urine accumulates until it is peed. It ends at the urethra, a short tube that carries urine out of the body.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is the infection in the urinary system. Urinary tract infections are the most common bacterial infections that women develop during pregnancy. It can affect different parts of the urinary tract, including the bladder (cystitis), urethra (urethritis), and kidneys (pyelonephritis). Do you need treatment for urine infection in pregnancy in Chennai?
Causes Of Urine Infection During Pregnancy
Pregnant women are at increased risk of urinary tract infections from 6 to 24 weeks due to changes in the urinary tract. The uterus is just above the bladder. The weight gain as the uterus grows during pregnancy can impede the flow of urine from the bladder and lead to urinary tract infections.
Pregnancy actually changes the structure of the urinary tract. For example, enlarging kidneys and a growing uterus can put pressure on the ureters and bladder. This pressure makes it more difficult to completely empty the bladder during pregnancy. Next, progesterone and estrogen levels go up during pregnancy and weaken the bladder and ureters.
Pregnancy also changes the composition of urine, decreasing acidity and increasing the amount of protein, hormones, and sugar in the urine. On the one hand, this excess sugar can promote bacterial growth. All of this leads to an increased chance of developing a urinary tract infection during pregnancy. Do you need urine infection in pregnancy in Chennai?
Dr. Inthu M
MBBS, M.S OG, PhD (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
Best Lady Gynaecologist in Chennai, Maaya Specialty Hospitals
She is a renowned Obstetrician-Gynecologist, OB-Gyn, IVF, Laparoscopic Gynecologist and Fertility Specialist at Maaya Specialty Hospitals, Kolathur, Chennai. Dr Inthu M is highly qualified and trained and offers the best treatment for urine infection in pregnancy in Chennai.
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With over 10 years of experience and high qualifications, she is well-versed in all questions regarding female pregnancy and reproductive life. She specializes in Laparoscopy, Urology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, Aesthetic and Cosmetic Gynecology, Adolescent Gynecology, or High-Risk Pregnancy and Prenatal Care. Other services include menopause, menstrual disorders, gynecological endoscopy, genital prolapse, colposcopy, PCOS, uterine fibroids, and more.