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Do urinary infections eventually lead to bladder cancer?
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In brief: No
S. Have not been linked to the future development of bladder cancer. However, there is a bladder infection with a certain organism found in the middle east that commonly causes bladder cancer there; it is not an infection prevalent in the U.S.

In brief: No
S. Have not been linked to the future development of bladder cancer. However, there is a bladder infection with a certain organism found in the middle east that commonly causes bladder cancer there; it is not an infection prevalent in the U.S.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. George Klauber
Excellent answer Dr. Khorsandi. You are referring to Schistosomiasis also known as Bilharzia which is the most common cause of bladder cancer in the Middle East. Schistosoma live in rivers, lakes and streams and are the reason never to go swimming in the Nile!
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
In brief: Unlikely
Unless utis are associated with long term indwelling urinary catheter.

In brief: Unlikely
Unless utis are associated with long term indwelling urinary catheter.
Dr. George Klauber
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