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Complications of UTI (part 5)


Bangladeshpost
Published : 17 May 2022 09:12 PM

When treated promptly and properly, lower urinary tract infections rarely lead to complications. But left untreated, a urinary tract infection can have serious consequences.

Complications of a UTI may include:

• Recurrent infections, especially in women who experience two or more UTIs in a six-month period or four or more within a year.

• Permanent kidney damage from an acute or chronic kidney infection (pyelonephritis) due to an untreated UTI.

• Increased risk in pregnant women of delivering low birth weight or premature infants.

• Urethral narrowing (stricture) in men from recurrent urethritis, previously seen with gonococcal urethritis.

• Sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection, especially if the infection works its way up your urinary tract to your kidneys.

    Courtesy: Mayo Clinic