patient profiles

in addition to being a woman,

risk factors have been identified on the basis of age, sexual activity and medical history:

recurrence

Half of all women experience a UTI, and 1 in 10 have three or more a year

menopause

Reduced estrogen changes the urinary tract and makes it more vulnerable

sex

Bacteria can enter the urethra during intercourse

contraception

Diaphragms and some spermidical agents may increase the risk

pediatrics

Recurrent UTIs are associated with pyelonephritis, veriscoureteral reflux and asymptomatic bacteriuria

blockages

Kidney stones (or an enlarged prostate) or any other urinary tract blockage can prevent the bladder from flushing out harmful bacteria

medical conditions

Diabetes and other conditions that may slow or stop the body from fighting infection increases risk

catheter use/SCI

Using catheters to urinate – for instance, when hospitalized, paralyzed or dealing with neurological problems – may lead to UTIs

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