Am I at risk for a UTI? A woman has a 50% chance of experiencing a UTI in her lifetime, and one in ten women have 3 or more UTIs a year, but men may develop UTIs as well.*
Besides being a woman, risk factors include:
- Sex — Bacteria can enter the urethra during intercourse
- Birth control — Diaphragms and some spermicidal agents increase your risk
- Pregnancy — Hormone changes make it more inviting for harmful bacteria in the urinary tract
- Menopause — Reduced estrogen changes the urinary tract and makes it more vulnerable
- 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 your risk
- Limited Mobility/Catheter Use — Using catheters to urinate – for instance, when hospitalized, paralyzed or dealing with neurological problems – increases your risk
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*Amy B. Howell, Henry Botto et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:94.