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Posted by: Skank | 2009-08-06

Does constipation cause urine infections?

I have had a constipation problem over the last month. I am taking lacson and the senkot fibre thingy. Last week i ended up with a urine infection.
Does constipation cause urine infections?

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Dear Skank
Constipation can cause urine retention which can increase your risk for urine tract infection, but it does not cause infection
Dr Bets

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