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A 23-year-old female asked:

i have recurrent uti and urinary infections every time i use a public toilet. i don't sit on them and i cannot avoid them and starting the pill soon. ?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Not from toilets: Recurrent UTI is a common problem in some women, but has nothing to do with using public toilets. Recurrent UTI comes from within: affected women carry the causative bacteria, often inthe vagina. Sometimes sex is responsible for triggering recurrences, by massaging vaginal bacteria into the urethra. Treatment often can prevent repeat it. Discuss with doctor. But don't worry about public toilets!

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