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

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Yes: Taking baths, especially bubble baths can increase the risk of urinary tract infections. Wiping from back to front can also increase the risk.
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 48 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.
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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Could I get a urinary tract infection from a backyard lake?

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Dr. Raj Singh
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Yes: Prolonged exposure in contaminated water can increase risk of urinary infections especially by bacteria such as pseudomonas which thrive in water.
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
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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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Could you describe how you get urinary tract infection?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Explain how you get a urinary tract infection?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 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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