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    Who are commonly affected by UTIs?


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    Dr Trung Quach

    Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist)

    drtrungquach.com Dr Trung Quach MBBS FRACP is an experienced Consultant Nephrologist based in Melbourne, Victoria. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Western Australia … View Profile

    Women, children and the elderly are most at risk of getting a UTI. Approximately 1 in 3 women and around 1in 20 men will have a UTI in their lifetime. Women tend to develop UTIs more often than men due to their anatomy of having a shorter and straighter urethra, allowing bacteria to travel into the bladder easier. Although less common, men can get UTIs, particularly if they are unable to empty their bladder completely from an enlarged prostate.

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