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Hunain7 days ago
Causes of UTIS

Causes of UTIS

UTIs occur when the urinary tract becomes infected, usually by bacteria. In most cases, bacteria from the gut enter the urinary tract through the urethra. This may occur when wiping your bottom or having sex, for example, but often it's not clear why it happens. The following may increase your risk of getting a UTI: conditions that obstruct your urinary tract, such as kidney stones difficulty emptying your bladder fully using a contraceptive diaphragm or condoms coated in spermicide diabetes a weak immune system – from chemotherapy or HIV, for example a urinary catheter (a tube in your bladder used to drain urine) an enlarged prostate gland in men Women may be more likely to get UTIs because their urethra is shorter than a man's and is closer to their anus (back passage).

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