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Can I get a uti from my girlfriend

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
UTI: No, sex during the menstrual period is very common and does not lead to uti.
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
No, but ...: Clinically, coitus during period would probably not increase the chance to get UTI. But, most people would not like to see blood messing and soiling a... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Urinary : Urinary tract infections (UTI) are often caused by bacteria. A common way that females can get a UTI is if they wipe their bottoms from back to fron... Read More
Dr. Mathew Sorensen
Urology 23 years experience
Bladder : Bladder infections are common, especially in women. Typically they are caused by bacteria that are introduced through the urethra. Because the ureth... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Bacteria milked up: Bacteria from outside and around the urethral opening, which is only 1-2 millimeters away fro the vaginal opening, get pushed up the urethra by the pu... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
UTI and sex: Women have a shorter urethra than men so it is easier for them to have a UTI after sex. It is not the ejaculate that causes a uti, it is the act of se... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: If hands were not clean, and in theory even if were, yes, it is possible. See your dr or urgent care for urinalysis to be sure.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Should not: The scope is inserted into your rectum in a colonoscopy and should not in any way cause a uti. If you were catheterized for any reason during the pro... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Wong
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Transmitting UTI's: During sex is really unlikely but i suppose it could happen but wouldn't be able to explain it. Men simply don't get uti's from sex due to the lengt... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohamed Mansour
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Ito: try emptying ur bladder after having sex and make sure u wipe from front to back. In some cases if it is recurrent an antibiotic can be prescribed pro... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
UTI: No. You do not get UTI from a toilet seat.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Ejaculation, either with sex or or masturbation, doesn't cause urine "back up" or UTI.
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