In 80-85% of cases, E. coli bacteria are the cause of urinary tract infections, usually when bacteria from the rectum come in contact with the urethra. Factors that increase the risk of acquiring a UTI include:

• Sexual Activity
• Having Female Anatomy
• Utilizng Urinary Catheters
• Being Uncircumcised
• Family Predisposition for Bladder Infections
• Diabetes