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Where can I find out about urinary tract infections, what causes them, and what prevents them?
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Dr. Pratip Nag
Pediatrics
In brief: Bacteria from stool
Majority of the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTI) are bacteria that live in our intestines.
Girls without any anatomical problems most often get UTI because they are not wiping in the correct direction (ie. Front to back) after urination. In teenage girls another cause can be sexual activity.

In brief: Bacteria from stool
Majority of the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTI) are bacteria that live in our intestines.
Girls without any anatomical problems most often get UTI because they are not wiping in the correct direction (ie. Front to back) after urination. In teenage girls another cause can be sexual activity.
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