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Ponchatoula, LA
A 16-year-old female asked:

i have a little bacteria in my urine i'm 16?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
UTI vs STD: Urine is supposed to be sterile. And peeing/voiding is supposed to be painless. How do you know you have a little bacteria in your urine? Why were you checked? Most common cause of bacteria in urine is a urinary tract infection (UTI) either simple bladder infection or more complicated & serious kidney infection. Sexually transmitted diseases can also make your urine appear dirty. See your doc

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