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What are the causes of a urinary tract infection?

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Dr. Phillip Porch
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Bacteria

In brief: Bacteria

Bacteria are the cause of urinary tract infections.
Dr. Phillip Porch
Dr. Phillip Porch
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bacteria via urethra

Reach the bladder and multiply which results in a uti.
Bacteria can reach bladder during sex, hence advice to urinate after sex. Constipation, bubble bath, synthetic (non cotton) underwear or thongs, bathing rather than taking showers, incomplete badder emptying, urinary retention & infrequent voiding menopause can all predispose to utis.

In brief: Bacteria via urethra

Reach the bladder and multiply which results in a uti.
Bacteria can reach bladder during sex, hence advice to urinate after sex. Constipation, bubble bath, synthetic (non cotton) underwear or thongs, bathing rather than taking showers, incomplete badder emptying, urinary retention & infrequent voiding menopause can all predispose to utis.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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