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Male Pee vs Female Pee: They are Not Alike

  • Men and women have vastly different urine!
  • The amount of many chemicals such as types of acids, different amounts of a chemical butyrate, and different metabolic biproducts such as types of fatty acids show specific patterns in men verses women. The new science of metabolomics (the studies of metabolism in our body) thus shows differences between men and womn
  • These metabolic differences are thought to be the cause of problems like interstitial cystitis or bladder pain diseases which occur in females 9 times as often as in men
  • Women have a greater variety of bugs in their urine than men do
  • Women carry more bacteria in their urine than men do, most women have at least 2-3 and up to 49 different bacteria at all times in their urine, women with overactive bladder have up to 59 different bacteria in their urine at all times
  • Female urine will contain many of the bacteria normally in the female vagina
  • Microbiome, or the normal bacteria in the urine of anyone varies by age as well as hormone status
  • Scientist think that eventually they will have to consider sex when looking at ways to analyze urine, but we aren’t quite there yet.


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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