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Does masturbation cause UTI

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
It shouldn't: Masturbation without rubbing the urethral meatus (the hole where the urine (pee) comes out) should not be related to uti's. That means one can have a ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Sexual activity is often the cause of a urinary tract infection in women because of the anatomy, including the shorter urethra. If you do have a urina ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
UTI: Masturbation, if non-traumatic, will not cause uti. In women, however, if the masturbation is with a dildo or vibrator, there may be mild swelling of ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: I'm sorry somebody tried to frighten you. Nor will it make you blind, short, fat, thin, hairy, smooth, bald, weak, emotionally insensitive or unspirit ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: The related effect from dry humping may induce its physical aftereffects, which may simulate the symptoms of UTI but should resolve in 1-5 days. If ur ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience in Gynecology
Possibly: Any sexual activity can cause the possibility of bacteria getting pushed up the urethra into the bladder thus causing a urinary tract infection. Prev ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Unlikely: Unless masturbation involves in fingering urethral meatus. Suggest urinate after sex or master nation. Don't withhold urination. Wear cotton underwear ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: Have your UTIs been properly documented with detailed history + timely physical exam + timely & properly done urinalysis +/- urine culture? If yes ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience in Urology
No: No good evidence to suggest that masturbation in a bath tub increases the risk of a uti.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Low risk: Some women get urinary infection due to sex, even without any sexually transmitted infections. A male is very unlikely to get urinary infection from m ... Read More

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