What is the role of bladder pressure in the pathogenesis of urinary tract infection (UTI)?

Updated: Aug 17, 2021
  • Author: Raisa O Platte, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Although the influence of progesterone causes relative dilatation of the ureters, ureteral tone progressively increases above the pelvic brim during pregnancy. However, whether bladder pressure increases or decreases during pregnancy is controversial.


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