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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is it common for teen girls to get a urinary tract infection?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
Yes: Taking baths, especially bubble baths can increase the risk of urinary tract infections. Wiping from back to front can also increase the risk.
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Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: If a teen girl is sexually active, she may get either a urinary tract infection or a sexually transmitted infection, that may have similar symptoms. Some girls may have simple urinary tract infections without being sexually active.
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not uncommon: 1) if sexually active and not urinating after sex. 2) wearing thong or non-cotton underwear. 3) withholding urination 4) bubble-bath or prolonged tub baths. 5) constipation and constipating diet.
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A 22-year-old member asked:

My partner has a urinary tract infection, can I get it from her?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: Urinary tract infections are not contagious so you won't get a urinary tract infection from her. This, of course, is assuming you are not dealing with a gynecologic infection.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Explain how you get a urinary tract infection?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Ascending and blood: Borne. Bacteria can reach the bladder by traveling up the urethra, especially in women. Kidney may get infected by seeding from blood borne bacteria. For details see this site. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/urinary-tract-infections-in-teens-and-adults-topic-overview.
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