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What causes UTI in children older than 7yrs.

By Anonymous September 30, 2018 - 2:34pm
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Hello, Anon.

Thank you for writing.

A urinary tract infection (UTI) in children is a fairly common condition. Bacteria that enter the urethra are usually flushed out through urination. When bacteria aren’t expelled out of the urethra, they may grow within the urinary tract causing an infection.

Certain circumstances can make it easier for bacteria to enter or remain in your child’s urinary tract. The following factors can put your child at a higher risk for a UTI:

-a structural deformity or blockage in one of the organs of the urinary tract
-abnormal function of the urinary tract
-vesicoureteral reflux, a birth defect that results in the abnormal backward flow of urine
-the use of bubbles in baths (for girls)
-tight-fitting clothes (for girls)
-wiping from back to front after a bowel movement
-poor toilet and hygiene habits
-infrequent urination or delaying urination for long periods of time


September 30, 2018 - 2:41pm
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