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Tustin, CA
A 31-year-old female asked:

i held in my urine for 7.5 hours during a plane flight and bus ride and car ride while traveling to denver co. can this cause a uti? what urinary problems can this cause? i have a yeast infection now

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Dr. Liza Shiff
General Practice 29 years experience
UTI risk: most urinary tract infections are simple and isolated events, however certain conditions increase your risk: female, diabetes, genetic anatomy, history of multiple previously, recent intercourse, diaphragm and spermicidal foams. Additionally, holding in urine increases your risk with the dehydration from the flight and altitudes too! Definitely consider a urinalysis or visit to your doctor soon.
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
As women get older (and wiser) we learn that things work best if we empty our bladders at every reasonable opportunity:)
Feb 18, 2015
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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None: It is unlikely to cause any problems. The yeast infection is unrelated.

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