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Whats the cause for uti?

5 doctors weighed in
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many things

Sometimes they just happen, just like a cold.
It depends on your sex and age! if they happen over and over again there is something majotly wrong. If it just happened once its probably not a big deal. You should see a health care provider if you are worried.

In brief: Many things

Sometimes they just happen, just like a cold.
It depends on your sex and age! if they happen over and over again there is something majotly wrong. If it just happened once its probably not a big deal. You should see a health care provider if you are worried.
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Dr. Andrew McCullough
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Bacteria

Most urinary tract infections (UTI) are secondary to bacterial infection in the bladder.
E coli is the most common bacteria causing uti. But don't be fooled...Sometimes people can have symptoms like a UTI (frequency, urgency, pain, etc) and not have an infection. Not all cystitis (bladder irritation) is caused by bacteria.

In brief: Bacteria

Most urinary tract infections (UTI) are secondary to bacterial infection in the bladder.
E coli is the most common bacteria causing uti. But don't be fooled...Sometimes people can have symptoms like a UTI (frequency, urgency, pain, etc) and not have an infection. Not all cystitis (bladder irritation) is caused by bacteria.
Dr. Matthew Thom
Dr. Matthew Thom
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bacteria in bladder

Bacteria multiply in bladder consuming urinary nutrients.
They enter during sex, thus need to urinate after sex. With poor toilet technique - wiping back to front, or keeing thighs closed with urination thus trapping urine behind labia. Wearing thong or non-cotton underwear. Withholding urination after bladder is full. Using bubble-bath or taking long tub baths. Constipation.

In brief: Bacteria in bladder

Bacteria multiply in bladder consuming urinary nutrients.
They enter during sex, thus need to urinate after sex. With poor toilet technique - wiping back to front, or keeing thighs closed with urination thus trapping urine behind labia. Wearing thong or non-cotton underwear. Withholding urination after bladder is full. Using bubble-bath or taking long tub baths. Constipation.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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