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The National Women's Health Information Center lists these common causes of urinary tract infections in women:
- Wiping from back to front after a bowel movement.
- Having sex.
- Holding urine for too long.
- Being diabetic.
- Having a kidney stone or other factor that makes it difficult to urinate.
- Producing less estrogen, such as after menopause.
- Having recently had a catheter inserted.
-- Diana Kohnle
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