A 42-year-old member asked:
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why would i get urinary tract infections a couple days to a week leading up to my period?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bacteria in the uret: Bact is getting into the urethra, you need a culture and urinalysis to see if it is really an infection or another type of irritation, so you should see your gyn and you may need to see a urologist. Once you are properly diagnosed things can be done to try to prevent infection in the future if it is truly an infection.
Answered on Jul 29, 2012

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