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There are several diseases as well as abnormalities that tend to become frequent at the time of pregnancy and the reason for this is the increased susceptibility of the body during this phase. At this time there are some significant changes that take place in the urinary tract as well as in the production of hormones.
Urinary tract infection is extremely common in this phase and is caused by the spread of harmful bacteria in urinary tract. This tract includes kidneys as well as urethra. When these bacteria enter the tract, then the tract can get infected and become inflammatory as well. UTIs are generally persistent in women who are in the age frame of 20 to 50. More than 50 percent women have suffered from a UTI once in their lifetime. If not treated with precision, these can cause acute pain. The condition can become highly hazardous if it spreads upwards to the kidneys.
The tendency to get a UTI in between pregnancy
It is a very common phenomenon for pregnant women to acquire this disease. The hormone imbalances are a reason behind it. For the developing baby, the body releases excess amounts of hormones like progesterone which relax and loosen up the muscles and walls of the urethra. This in turn slows down the pace of urine that flows from the kidneys till the urinary bladder. Your womb also experiences a similar effect and thus a bacteria would have more time in your body to grow and spread before it is flushed from the body.
Prominent symptoms of UTI
There are a number of symptoms of this disease and these are as follows:
You should contact your doctor, specifically a gynecologist, as soon as you observe any of these symptoms and if untreated, it can lead to severe kidney infection. If kidney damage continues to take place during pregnancy then it can lead to premature delivery as well as birth of a low weight baby.