Urinary infections and genital tract are closely interrelated and are caused by the same type of infectious agents: bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi. Distinguish as a nonspecific inflammation, activated by saprophytic or obligate flora (staphylococcus, streptococcus, E. coli, fungi of the genus Candida albicans) with the weakening of general or local immunity, and specific processes against infection with bacteria such as mycoplasmas, ureoplasmas, gonococci, pale spirochetes. Also to specific processes are Chlamydia, when the culprit is the simplest, possessing the properties of bacteria and virus at the same time. Human papilloma virus and genital herpes represent viral lesions.
Antibiotics successfully treat most infections of the genitourinary system and simple kidney infections. In most cases, if the symptoms and results of urine tests suggest a urinary tract infection, then antibiotics will be prescribed without waiting for the results of a bacteriological urine test. The length of the course of antibiotic therapy depends on the type of infection and antibiotics.
Doctors sometimes advise women with repeated infections to undergo preventive antibiotic therapy. This includes taking a small dose of antibiotics daily or every other day, taking antibiotics after intercourse, or taking antibiotics when symptoms appear. Discuss with the doctor an individual approach in the treatment of infection of the genitourinary system.