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A 37-year-old male asked:

is it possible recurrent uti's are caused by sex and intermittent cathetering pushing bacteria into the bladder?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Both are possible: Yes, both sex and passing a bladder catheter can lead to UTI. In addition, conditions that require catheterization -- like bladder paralysis or weakness (you list spina bifida as a medical condition) -- predispose to UTI all by themselves. Discuss all this with your doctor; or if he or she seems uncertain, maybe an infectious diseases specialist. Good luck!

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