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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can urinary tract infections cause weight loss?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
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.

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