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Urinary Tract Infections (bladder infections)

How can you get a urinary tract infection?

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March 26, 2009 3:26PM

There are a couple of ways to get one. The major one is from having sex. Bacteria from around the anus can get pushed up into the urinary tract and cause an infection. Always peeing before and especially after sex is very important for every female to do. You should pee before sex because if any urine gets pushed back up into the bladder that can cause an infection as well. Another way is, once again, from the anus. Some obese women can get them because they can't wash that area very well so bacteria from the rectum can come into contact with the urethra. Also, not going pee when you first feel the urge and holding it in can cause one as well. Males can also get them but it is not as common.