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Why are Women More Likely to Develop Cystitis After Childbirth

Women are far more likely to develop cystitis than men. This is because women have short urethra and are close to the vagina and anus, so they are easily infected by bacteria. However, women are much more likely to develop cystitis after giving birth. Why is that? Let's take a look together!

a woman get cystitis after childbirth

Everyone knows that a woman's urethra, vagina, and anus are very close, and these two places are hotbeds for bacteria, which can easily breed large numbers of bacteria such as Escherichia coli. Women have a short urethra with an average length of about 4 cm. It is attacked by bacteria and infects the bladder through the urethra. According to statistics, more than 80% of women have cystitis caused by Escherichia coli.

The main reasons why women are more likely to develop cystitis after childbirth are as follows:

1. In pregnancy, bladder congestion is caused by increased compression of the uterus. After delivery, the bladder muscles temporarily relax, and the contractile function of the bladder muscles decreases, making it difficult for urine to be emptied. The bladder mucosa is compressed and edema is compressed during delivery. Once bacteria enter the urethra, it can cause postpartum cystitis.

2. Water retained in the body in late pregnancy is mainly excreted through the kidneys after delivery, increasing the burden on the bladder and reducing the bladder's ability to defend itself. At this point, bacteria can easily invade the urethra, causing inflammation of the bladder.

3. Bad breath will last for a long time after delivery in women. If bad breath is not treated clean, it can easily cause urethral infections and cause cystitis.

Due to the reasons mentioned above, women are more likely to develop cystitis after delivery. The specific symptoms of cystitis after delivery are: frequent and urgent urination, frequent nocturnal urination, and lower abdominal pain. Untimely treatment of postpartum cystitis can result in bladder fibrosis, decreased bladder capacity, and even urine reflux, leading to kidney edema and nephritis.

Actively treating postpartum cystitis in women can minimize harm. Herbal medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill can treat cystitis caused by postpartum. It can relieve symptoms of bladder irritation in patients, and improve patients' quality of life.

In addition, women should pay attention to care after childbirth to effectively prevent the occurrence of cystitis:

1. Change underwear frequently, wash your perineum frequently, and pay attention to hygiene.

2. Every time you urinate, do not leave any residue of urine in your bladder.

3. Drinking plenty of water and urinating more is an effective way to prevent cystitis.

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