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Why do pregnant women get urinary tract infections?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: 2 reasons

1) pregnancy is associated with greatly increased levels of circulating estrogen, which in turn causes ureters and bladder to enlarge temporally + reduces force of smooth muscle contraction and impaired ureteral and bladder emptying.
2) enlaging uterus pushes bladder forward causing possible obstruction at bladder neck and impaired emptying. Retention of urine predisposes subjects to develop utis.

In brief: 2 reasons

1) pregnancy is associated with greatly increased levels of circulating estrogen, which in turn causes ureters and bladder to enlarge temporally + reduces force of smooth muscle contraction and impaired ureteral and bladder emptying.
2) enlaging uterus pushes bladder forward causing possible obstruction at bladder neck and impaired emptying. Retention of urine predisposes subjects to develop utis.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Progesterone

The hormone Progesterone starts to go up pretty early in the pregnancy.
It slows done the urine system and makes a woman more predisposed to urinary tract infections.

In brief: Progesterone

The hormone Progesterone starts to go up pretty early in the pregnancy.
It slows done the urine system and makes a woman more predisposed to urinary tract infections.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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