A 38-year-old member asked:
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what can cause a urinary tract infection?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Obstruction, trauma: A urinary tract infection also called as cystitis are common and usually uncomplicated except in pregnant females. Uti starts by colonization of vagina by colonic bacteria ; which then migrate and ascend into the bladder. Recurrent infections are more common in patients who have a abnormality of the urinary tract, kidney stones and or drug resistant bacteria.
Answered on Jul 2, 2013
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Many causes: Utis are caused by bacteria getting into bladder and multiplying. Bacteria can enter during sex and hence reason to urinate after sex. Toilet hygiene, not wiping front to back, also keeping thighs closed which traps urine in vagina. Bubble-bath and tubs rather than showers. Thong and non-cotton underwear. Constipation. Withholding urination, drinking too little or urinating often enough.
Answered on Nov 16, 2013
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