Urinary tract infections are the second most common type of infection in the body,
accounting for about 8.1 million visits to health care providers each year.
- Women are especially prone to UTIs for anatomical reasons. One factor is that a
woman’s urethra is shorter, allowing bacteria quicker access to the bladder. Also, a
woman’s urethral opening is near sources of bacteria from the anus and vagina. For
women, the lifetime risk of having a UTI is greater than 50 percent.
- UTIs in men are not as common as in women but can be serious when they occur.
Consult with the Best Urologist at Blue Bliss Hospital.