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Doctor insights on: Ways To Get A Urinary Tract Infection

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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. Marvin Ott
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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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Don?T understand ways to get urinary tract infection treated permanently?

Don?T understand ways to get urinary tract infection treated permanently?

See below: Unfortunately, so long as there is a portal of entry for bacteria, there will be a chance for recurrence of the infection. ...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?

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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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