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can you get a uti from a pool

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Yes, in fact, ...: Most UTI in sexually active females occur within 1-2 days after coitus if it happens. So, honeymoon cystitis was coined. However, sex is a part of lif ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rowlett
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: No.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: I think it would be very possible to get "bad" bacteria like e coli into the urethra or urinary opening by touching toilet tissue there. Especially if ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: You get an std from a sex partner, not from a mirena (levonorgestrel).
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
No: The bacteria that cause a UTI (e. Coli most common) generally gain access via the urethra (the tube that passes from the bladder to the outside) which ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If the masseuse's hands were unclean, any oils or lotions were contaminated, the table was not cleaned properly, or the masseuse had a skin infection ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Transmission of herpes requires direct, intimate contact.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe: It would not be unheard of; there are several organisms that can be in hot tubs that can cause infection, from legionella, pseudomonas, or atypical my ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Generally a miscarriage early in prgenancy is a small risk (not zero, though) for infection, except in cases where the miscarriage goes on over severa ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
UTI: Yes, yeast can ascend into bladder. And irritated skin can harbor bacteria that can ascend into the bladder
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: To contract an std requires direct intimate contact.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: The longer the tampon is in place, or if the tampon dries you out too much it can irritate the tissues and make you more prone to getting a yeast infe ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes if they have it: Yes, trichomonas is possible if the partner has it and sexual contact occurred. If the UTI is caused by and identified by urine culture bacteria only, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
That depends...: ...On what you do in the shower. You won't get one from showering alone.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Not likely. Wipe the seat anyway.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
STDS: You are speaking to physicians. Your language would be better if you spoke like an adult. There are twelve common STDs. Your risk as the person mast ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Possibly...: Some type of bacterial infections can be spread directly from person to person by close contact. One example is gonorrhea. This is a sexually tran ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evan Allen
29 years experience Family Medicine
No: The chlorine would kill anything that might infect you.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Low risk, but...: Chlamydia uncommonly infects the oral cavity, and therefore is rarely transmitted by oral sex. Nothing to worry about. However, gonorrhea IS transmitt ... Read More

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