A 40-year-old member asked:
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How are UTI and yeast infection different?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not always different: Uti's are usually due to bacteria but rarely can be associated with yeast. Usually yeast infections int he bladder are present when a 'foreign body' like a stent or catheter are in place but in some populations like diabetics yeast not uncommonly are associated with infections. Most yeast infections originate in the gi/gu tract (mouth to anus; vagina) because that's where the organisms colonize.
Answered on Oct 5, 2017

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