Piles and urine infection - how are they related?

Most health problems come along with other related ailments with them. Many a time, we stumble upon unimaginable consequences due to the outcome of some secondary ailment that is caused by the very first one. Here, we will talk if piles and urine infection are related in some way or not? Before that let’s see what are the symptoms of urine infection or bladder infection. These symptoms are common in men, women and children.

  • Urine is foul-smelling
  • Frequency to visit loo is too high which is called ‘urgency’
  • A sensation of cramping or pressure in the lower back or abdomen
  • Blood in the urine
  • Cloudy urine
  • Burning sensation or a sharp pain while urinating
  • Difficulty in urinating and often feeling false alarms
  • Fever

Now, let’s know if urine infection, constipation and piles are related in some way?

Yes, bowel dysfunctions are related to piles as the most common cause of piles is constipation itself. Due to improper bowel movements and difficulty in the clearance of stool, you tend to strain a lot on your toilet seat which makes you prone to forming the lump or bulge which is known as piles. You can face the problem of fissure too due to bowel movement problems. 

Though, sometimes after open surgery, (which is the surgical removal of piles that may be inside or on the opening of the rectum), you can face the difficulties in emptying your bladder. This further causes bacterial infection in the bladder and urinary tract. Both urinary and bowel problems may surface if the sphincter muscle gets damaged. 

Here are some easy ways that will help you to control the symptoms of urine infections and bowel dysfunction:

  • Drink plenty of water:

    This will help you to urinate painlessly as water dilutes the urine. It also flushes the bacteria from your bladder which in turn helps to get you rid of the symptoms faster.

  • Urinate frequently:

    It is never advisable to hold the urine when you need to go to the bathroom. If you do this, the bacteria will get time to multiply in the bladder very fast.

  • Urinate after sexual activity:

    Urinating after sex will help you flush bacteria out of the urinary tract as sexual activity can push bacteria deeper into the urethra in both men and women. (Also read: Preventive measure of urinary infection)

  • Antibiotics:

    Urinary tract infections can be treated with antibiotics as the doctor recommends. Antibiotics will help you to get rid of the germ causing the problem.

Several ways to prevent urine infection and piles in a nutshell are :

  • Six to eight glass water consumption.
  • Clean cotton airy underwear.
  • Keep the area clean and dry.
  • Do not use any artificial sprays to keep the area clean. Use just water.
  • Females should wipe from front to back after urinating.
  • Urinate before and after sexual activity.
  • Take warm showers instead of baths.
  • Urinate as soon as you feel the urge to. Do not hold it.
  • Avoid constipation. Keep your digestion smooth. Consume bulking agents or stool softeners.

These are several measures that can help you to curb the urinary tract infection when or when not you are going through piles problems. Apart from these, there are many factors that can help you prevent the same. Go for loose comfortable cotton clothing. You can also use heating pads to dull the ache that sometimes occurs during a bladder infection. You should follow proper medication for piles and proper fibrous diet that is recommended by your doctor. Increasing the water intake will help a lot in regulating your digestion and concentrated urine problems which causes extreme pain when you flush the waste out of your body.

Take Away

To avoid defecating during piles, people hold the urge to pee. This gives rise to piles problem. Therefore, take necessary action and do as mentioned above. Consult a general physician to avoid urinary infection due to piles. If you have any queries or face any problem, you can also visit our website for online consultation.

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