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The Official Boyfriend's Guide to Urinary Tract Infections

The Official Boyfriend's Guide to Urinary Tract Infections

January 18, 2018 8 min read 0 Comments

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, can be scary and confusing when you’re suffering through one, but also when you’re witnessing your partner go through it. Never fear, the Mingo team is here! We’ve put together this handy cheat sheet with the most common questions guys and girls have about UTIs and what’s going on with their special friend.

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D-Mannose and Urinary Tract Infections

September 04, 2017 5 min read 0 Comments

Enter D-mannose. When it comes to urinary tract infections, D-mannose is the superhero. How about the power to prevent bacteria from hooking on and causing an infection? D-mannose has got your back (or should I say got your tract!).
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Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

August 14, 2017 3 min read 0 Comments

Recurrent urinary tract infections are symptomatic infections that follow resolution of another episode, usually after doing all the right things. An infection is considered 'recurrent' if you get more than one over the course of six months. Most often, this is a reinfection, caused by the original bacteria that just won't go away - usually E. coli.
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Urinary Tract Infection or Bladder Infection?

Urinary Tract Infection or Bladder Infection?

August 06, 2017 2 min read 0 Comments

Like other urinary tract infections, a bladder infection is typically caused by bacteria within the bladder. This is caused by bacteria (usually E. coli) entering through the urethra and moving to the bladder. Of course, E. coli is naturally present in the large intestine, so it comes out in our poo. So there’s the issue. Infection causing bacteria is naturally occurring in one system, super close to another system where we DO NOT WANT IT.

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How do you get a UTI?

August 06, 2017 7 min read 0 Comments

You know it when it’s happened. That frequent urge to urinate, and then pain when you try to pee. Biting discomfort and an overall anger towards the world and the people around you. If you’re part of the unfortunate initiated, you now reserve a special place in your heart and soul to hate UTIs. Welcome, my Mingo Flamingos, to the world of UTIs!

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Will I Grow Out of UTIs?

Will I Grow Out of UTIs?

May 15, 2017 3 min read 0 Comments

If you’re one of the initiated, you know the drill - highly unsatisfactory urinations with a side order of burning, weird smelling pee, hatred for the world...UTIs are the worst. So can you grow out of urinary tract infections?
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Urinary Tract or Yeast Infection? What's the Deal?

April 18, 2017 3 min read 0 Comments

...Because it’s confusing! These things don’t get talked about enough given how annoying they are. It doesn’t help that urinary tract infections and yeast infections are super common and the symptoms seem similar.
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Why We Are Keeping the Cranberry Juice Lie Alive

Why We Are Keeping the Cranberry Juice Lie Alive

November 28, 2016 2 min read 0 Comments

I recently talked about a study out of Yale University that showed no reduction in urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women who took the equivalent of 20 ounces of cranberry juice daily, for a year (1). Voices across the medical and health space have echoed these results.
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UTI Prevention: Anti-Cranberry Movement Growing

UTI Prevention: Anti-Cranberry Movement Growing

November 28, 2016 2 min read 0 Comments

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) ARE BAD. The myth that cranberry juice helps prevent and get rid of UTIs goes back hundreds of years. Maybe it can’t hurt, but studies are showing that it’s definitely not something to rely on. I recently celebrated a study out of Yale University that showed...
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UTIs Are Not Contagious - UTIs vs STDs

UTIs Are Not Contagious - UTIs vs STDs

November 28, 2016 4 min read 0 Comments

Uh-oh, that terrible sensation of burning when you pee...but is it a UTI? Is it an STD? Is there even a difference?! There is, and here's what you need to know about how to spot the difference.
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5 Things No One Told You About UTIs

5 Things No One Told You About UTIs

November 28, 2016 3 min read 0 Comments

There's a lot of smack talk and misinformation going around about UTIs, largely because aren't talking about them enough! 

We’ve learned a LOT about UTIs over the past year and we think it’s important to start the conversation about what everyone needs to know about UTIs so we can help prevent them and their reign of terror.

Don't worry, we gotchu girl. Here's a cheat-sheet to get you up to speed.

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