Urinary tract infections can be associated with liver disease, but not always. The immune systems of people with cirrhosis are weakened by the disease, making infections harder to ward off. If the patient is decompensated (has reduced liver function with ascites, jaundice, hepatic encephalopathy, or varices/gastric bleeding) the chances of UTI are increased.
UTI symptoms should always be reported to your doctor, who will test and treat the infection. Even the slightest infection can lead to complications.
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