Urinary Tract Infection

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Urinary Tract Infection

Post by Katy_Bobbles » Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:25 pm

Hi sat an exam in January that I have to resit in August. I was looking over my notes and came across this:

"Factors predisposing to UTIs in Females
Physiological/Anatomical
Pregnancy:
≠ vaginal pH to Lactobacilli and
≠ coliform in menopausal women"


I know ≠ is supposed to mean not equal to but I don't understand this. :?

Can anyone shed any light??

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Post by mith » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:02 am

...aren't these your notes?
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Post by Katy_Bobbles » Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:29 pm

I copied them down in a lecture I had in November last year. I hadn't noticed the missense of it before. I just thought someone who knows about UTIs might be able to help.

My thought is that it means that the change in vaginal pH during pregnancy provides apt conditions for Lactobacilli to grow in. During menopause the pH of the vagina also changes which facilitates growth of coliforms.

Would this make sense?

Obviously I'll double check it with my lecturer but that won't be possible until the start of August as its the holiday period until then and I really want to do a little bits of studying from now until nearer the exam when I'll start the real studying.

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Post by ninetails » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:37 pm

mith wrote:...aren't these your notes?


:lol:

You better stop thinking about this and start the topic afresh from a textbook.

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Post by lara » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:14 am

i thought lactobacilli were the normal inhabitants in the vagina

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