Can toilet paper cause a UTI?
Hello, according to a few studies toilet paper can cause UTIs. UTI is an infection in the part of the body that produces and eliminates urine. The urinary tract consists of the kidneys, bladder, ureters, which are tubes that carry urine to the bladder, and the urethra, which carries urine out of the body. An infection can occur at any point along this tract. Is it true? Should I stop using toilet paper? Are these findings true? Please let me know.
@latea Hello, Yes, toilet paper could cause a UTI. Women have a short urethra and this means bacteria can travel easily to the bladder or kidneys and cause infection. So if you can reduce the chance of bacteria entering this sensitive area you might have a chance of reducing UTIs. Some personal care products, such as scented toilet paper, spermicides, douches, and deodorant sprays and powder, can irritate the urethra or lead to UTIs in some women. You may avoid them. Thanks!