About This QuizDo you or someone you know that suffers from a urinary tract infection? Take this quiz and test your knowledge on this disease.
Most urinary tract infections in women are caused by:
every woman will get at least one in her lifetime
bacteria spread to the urinary tract from the bowel
About 80 percent of urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria from the bowel being spread to the urinary tract.
all of the above
Which of the following is NOT a risk factor for a urinary tract infection?
being past menopause
Pregnant women have no greater risk for urinary tract infections than other women. However, when pregnant women do have the infection, it is more likely to spread to the kidneys. Such infections can lead to high blood pressure and increased risk of premature delivery. If you're pregnant and think you have a urinary tract infection, see your health care professional right away.
using a diaphragm
Which of the following is not a symptom of a yeast infection?
frequent, urgent needs to urinate
pain and a burning sensation when urinating
soreness in the abdomen, lower back or sides
all of the above
Frequent, urgent needs to urinate, pain and a burning sensation when urinating and soreness in the abdomen, lower back or sides are all symptoms of a urinary tract infection. If your symptoms also include fever, chills, nausea, vomiting and back pain, you may have a kidney infection. Left untreated, a kidney infection can lead to serious illness. See your health care professional if you are having any of these symptoms.
Treatment of urinary tract infections primarily consists of:
taking antibiotic medications
Antibiotics destroy the bacteria causing the infection. For them to be effective, you must take all of the medication your health care professional prescribes, even if your symptoms disappear in a day or two. Otherwise, your symptoms may return, or you have another urinary tract infection in a short time.