Tag Archives: UTI

Common questions about recurrent urinary tract infections in women

What are the risk factors for recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)? In premenopausal women, the risk factors are new or multiple sexual partners, having a UTI before age 15, sexual intercourse three or more times per week, spermicide use In postmenopausal … Continue reading

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Does it burn when you pee?

Burning is one sign of bladder infection (and sexually transmitted diseases–another topic altogether).  Bladder infections are common and uncomfortable.  It is caused by a bacterial infection in the bladder.  Symptoms are pain and/or urgency with urination, a sense of incomplete emptying … Continue reading

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Kids and bladder infections

Can kids get bladder infections? Yes.  1 in 10 girls get a bladder infection before age 16.  Only 3% of boys do.  Boy babies under 6 months are more likely to get a urinary tract infection (UTI) than girls.  After … Continue reading

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