Certain factors like changes in hormones, poor hygiene, or pregnancy may impact the health of your vagina and lead to an itch or smell that can be confused with a UTI.
There has always been a lot of controversy surrounding whether or not probiotics can be used for the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections. Recent research has shown that probiotics can be used to replenish naturally occurring “good” bacteria, which helps combat UTIs. Probiotics are generally considered beneficial to one’s health and can aid the digestive system and other parts of the body.
UTI’s are common and usually are easily treated with the appropriate antibiotics if diagnosed early. Bacteria around the anal or genital areas can travel to the bladder and cause an uncomfortable infection and UTI symptoms. Anything that brings bacteria in contact with your urethra can cause a UTI and subsequent discomfort.