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Can green tea cause urinary tract infection?

Last summer I strictly drank Lipton green tea as part of a diet regimen. I began feeling a pain in the stomach and the symtpons of a urinary tract infection. I noticed that after I quit drinking this tea and stuck to water the infection disappeared.

No, green tea does not cause UTIs (urinary tract infections). It is thought though that green tea might prevent bladder inflammation but studies need to be done to verify it. The most common cause of UTI is improper wiping which is why they are also far more common in females than in males.

To prevent UTIs:
when you have to go, go! don't put it off
drink plenty of fluids
wipe front to back
showers instead of baths
avoid hygiene sprays
avoid douches

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One Response to “Can green tea cause urinary tract infection?”

  1. ilse72 says:

    No, green tea does not cause UTIs (urinary tract infections). It is thought though that green tea might prevent bladder inflammation but studies need to be done to verify it. The most common cause of UTI is improper wiping which is why they are also far more common in females than in males.

    To prevent UTIs:
    when you have to go, go! don't put it off
    drink plenty of fluids
    wipe front to back
    showers instead of baths
    avoid hygiene sprays
    avoid douches
    References :
    I'm an R.N.

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