A 24-year-old female asked:
can urinary tract infections cause weight loss?
2 doctor answers
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Here are some…: Recurrent urinary tract infections alone in a 24-year-old female should not cause weight loss. Clinically, the weight loss in such person would be more likely related with poor appetite resulting from depression, iatrogenic disorders, or hidden illnesses. So, bring the info on onset, duration, progress of weight loss & its potentially related symptoms to doc for analysis, exam, tests ...
Answered on Dec 28, 2014
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham answered
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not directly: the UTI itself will not cause weight loss in the long term. But in the short term, the weight can fluctuate due to the level of hydration that can vary due to nausea related to a UTI.
Answered on Jul 17, 2015
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