Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, can be scary and confusing when you’re suffering through one, but also when you’re witnessing your partner go through it. Never fear, the Mingo team is here! We’ve put together this handy cheat sheet with the most common questions guys and girls have about UTIs and what’s going on with their special friend.
Like other urinary tract infections, a bladder infection is typically caused by bacteria within the bladder. This is caused by bacteria (usually E. coli) entering through the urethra and moving to the bladder. Of course, E. coli is naturally present in the large intestine, so it comes out in our poo. So there’s the issue. Infection causing bacteria is naturally occurring in one system, super close to another system where we DO NOT WANT IT.
You know it when it’s happened. That frequent urge to urinate, and then pain when you try to pee. Biting discomfort and an overall anger towards the world and the people around you. If you’re part of the unfortunate initiated, you now reserve a special place in your heart and soul to hate UTIs. Welcome, my Mingo Flamingos, to the world of UTIs!