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can you catch a uti from someone

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
No.: You can't catch a UTI by close contact, but the risk of getting a UTI does increase after intercourse. Always best to urinate after sex to help preve ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
No: It would help prevent infection.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Boelter
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Be sure to gently cleanse the the area on and around the urethra and do the sample mid stream into a sterile container.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No worries: Typical urinary tract infections are not transmitted by touch nor by sitting on things. That is because the germs cannot crawl up a person's urethra j ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Menstrual cycle and : Whether a woman is in her menstrual cycle or not, does not increase or decrease the chances of uti.
A female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
You need antibiotics: It is important to have a test called a "Urine Culture and Sensitivity" done whenever UTI is diagnosed in order to identify which bacteria is causing ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
UTI : Uti's are not catching.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Doesn't matter: You could do that, but most likely the clinic in fact can supply wipes. Anyway, alcohol wiping isn't really necessary for clean catch urine. A damp cl ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: The female drainage tube from the bladder to the outside is short. Anything that traumatizes the pee hole (sex/masturbation) can increase the possibil ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Cough and phlegm: That medicine is actually ciprofloxacin, and while it should work well for a UTI, it may NOT work for bronchitis. This is because there are different ... Read More
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