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A 30-year-old female asked:

Can you use a tampon while you have a uti?

9 doctor answers22 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
Yes: You can. Make sure you change the tampon often. Keep things dry and drink plenty of fluids patricio gargollo, pediatric urology, dallas texas.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes: No problem with using tampons. Remember to use non scented tampons and change it frequently.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Your vagina is not attached to your urethra or bladder.
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: You can use a tampon if you have a uti. However since the vagina is right next to the bladder, you might find the tampon is uncomfortable due to the infection in the bladder. If you are uncomfortable, use pads instead.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
UTI: Yes, you can wear a tampon with uti.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: This should pose no increased risk to UTI progression, and should have no impact on treatment.
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: If one has a continuous steady urine flow and can empty her bladder, and the tampon is not "too" bulky & tight, the use of tampon should not affect how you is treated for documented UTI. Of course, you can try and see; if it bothers your voiding, don't it; if not, use it. More? Ask your gyn-doc timely in detail.
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
UTI and tampons: Urinary tract infections (UTI) need to be treated, but tampons if appropriately used are not going to interfere with the treatment. The UTI occurs in the bladder and urethra (tube connecting the bladder and the outside) and if a tampon is changed correctly, there should be no effect on the treatment of the UTI.
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: It is OK to do that.

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A 30-year-old female asked:

Can you use a tampon while you have a uti?

9 doctor answers22 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
Yes: You can. Make sure you change the tampon often. Keep things dry and drink plenty of fluids patricio gargollo, pediatric urology, dallas texas.
A 37-year-old member asked:

When you have a uti, should you use a tampon?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Does not matter: A urinary tract infection would not factor in the use of a tampon.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to use a tampon with a uti?

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Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 years experience
Uti: It may be a bit uncomfortable but not dangerous.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to use tampons with a uti?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: The use of tampons will not affect a uti.

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