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Can you tell me if I have chronic urinary retention can it lead to a urinary tract infection?

Yes it can. Important part of eliminating bacteria & preventing bladder infections is complete bladder emptying thus depriving bacteria of nourishment & eliminating ability to continually reproduce. Thus bacteria are able to reproduce, have time to attatch to bladder lining & feed in presence of urinary retention & thus have a suitable environment to encourage UTIs. Read more...

Can you tell me if you have chronic urinary retention can it lead to a urinary tract infection?

Yes it can. Important part of eliminating bacteria & preventing bladder infections is complete bladder emptying thus depriving bacteria of nourishment & eliminating ability to continually reproduce. Thus bacteria are able to reproduce, have time to attatch to bladder lining & feed in presence of urinary retention & thus have a suitable environment to encourage UTIs. Read more...