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How does e.Coli get into my urethra?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: E. coli

This organism may often be present on the perineum by colonization with fecal flora.
It may also colonize the vaginal barrel. From the perineum (labia, etc.) to the urethra orifice is easy. Infections occur with physiological obstructions, or in just susceptible women. This does not happen with men.

In brief: E. coli

This organism may often be present on the perineum by colonization with fecal flora.
It may also colonize the vaginal barrel. From the perineum (labia, etc.) to the urethra orifice is easy. Infections occur with physiological obstructions, or in just susceptible women. This does not happen with men.
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