Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection


Recurrent UTI refers to getting at least 2 infections in six months or at least 3 infections in one year.

The episode of UTI must be confirmed with positive urine culture.

Different Types of Urinary Incontinence?

  • Stress urinary incontinence occurs when you leak urine during exertion such as during physical activity. It may also happen when you cough, sneeze; lift something heavy, change positions, or exercise.
  • Stress urinary incontinence is more common in women affecting up to 50% of women worldwide. It can happen in men usually after procedure or surgery to the prostate area.
  • It is a source of psychological distress to the individual and also imposes a financial burden to the individual and the health care system.
  • A set of pelvic floor muscles and the urinary sphincters control urinary continence (prevent you from leaking urine during exertion)
  • When either of this is weak, stress urinary incontinence occurs.
  • Urine leaks when there is a sensation that you need to go to the toilet immediately
  • Urine leaks when you are unable to fully empty your bladder
  • Urine leaks continuously

Stress Incontinence Triggers

The following actions may trigger stress incontinence:

Coughing, Sneezing, or Laughing

Heavy Lifting

Physical Activities

When Should I Make An Appointment

You should see a specialist when the urinary incontinence is affecting your quality of life.