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Could I get a urinary tract infection from a backyard lake?

Could I get a urinary tract infection from a backyard lake?

Unlikely: Only slight chance if the lake was severely contaminated in which case you probably would not go swimming there anyway. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Could someone get a urinary tract infection without having sex?

Could someone get a urinary tract infection without having sex?

UTI's and sex: The answer to your question is "Yes". People who do not have sex can develop urinary tract infections (UTI). As males have a longer urethra than females, they get them less often. ...Read more

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Get a urinary tract infection often after I have sex, what's going on?

Get a urinary tract infection often after I have sex, what's going on?

Honeymoon cystitis: Cystitis after sex is also called honeymoon cystitis. Bacteria colonizing the short urethra in women can be forced up into the bladder during intercourse. The use of a condom does not prevent this. Voiding immediately after intercourse may help. Taking a prophylactic antibiotic such as trimethoprim/sulfa 80/400mg. Or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 125 mg. After sexual intercourse are usually effective. ...Read more

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How do you get a urinary tract infection?

How do you get a urinary tract infection?

Here are some...: UTI emerges while personal defense ability does not suffice or fails to kill or eliminate the invading bacteria. Example, toothbrushing may result in bacteremia in many daily but without sickness; likewise does UTI. While bacterial presence is essential to get infection, that is not always the case; to become infected, some noticeable causes can be traced ... like incomplete emptying bladder... ...Read more

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Explain how you get a urinary tract infection?

Explain how you get a urinary tract infection?

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. ...Read more

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How can someone get a urinary tract infection?

How can someone get a urinary tract infection?

Urinary Tract Infect: Easy. Irritation of the urethra or exposure to bacteria. Girls get utis more commonly than boys. It is because the urethra is so short and bacteria can invade very easily. One of the most common ways is if you wipe your bowels toward your vagina rather than away; if you irritate your urethra with tampons or other menstrual products; if you irritate the urethra on a hot and dry day, etc. ...Read more

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Can small children get a urinary tract infection?

Can small children get a urinary tract infection?

Certainly: Uncircumcised boys occasionally get utis in ffirst year of life. Utis are quite common in little girls, with a peak around toilet training age (2 - 3 years). ! advise against using bubble-bath, and have little girls remove panties and pants and separate thighs widely to avoid labial trapping of urine. ...Read more

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What makes a woman get a urinary tract infection?

What makes a woman get a urinary tract infection?

Anatomy: In general, the proximity of the urethra to the perineum where bacteria flourish is the main reason. Sexual activity can often push bacteria from this region into the urethra. Since the urethra is quite short in females, the trip into the bladder is easily made especially with mechanical assistance with intercourse. ...Read more

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Don?T understand ways to get a urinary tract infection?

Don?T understand ways to get a urinary tract infection?

Bacterial entry: Bacteria gain access to bladder and multiply.Can gain entry with sex and multiply if not expelled by urinating after sex. Bacteria can enter if urine is trapped by closed labia or via thong or synthetic fabric underwear.Fecal bacteria can be present on skin aound vaginal & urethral opening & make their way up into bladder, eg by above routes. Estrogen causes urethra to thicken & be more protective. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more