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what causes a uti? does intercourse increase the risk off a uti? what happens if not treated quick enough?

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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.
Tampa, FL
A 30-year-old member asked:

I keep having UTI every month. Could this be bad ?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Yes.: Multiple, recurrent uti's can lead to kidney disease, even kidney failure. Must be evaluated by urologist. Could be a problem, in ascending order from where the urine leaves the body, with the urethra, the urinary bladder, the kidneys. Your age, I am presuming u r female, is an important factor. Some women have a bout of cystitis / UTI after sex. There are effective ways of rx. See a gyn and a uro.
A 18-year-old member asked:

Can intercourse be the reason for my uti?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: The act of sex can push bacteria into the urethra triggering an infection. It's a good idea to drink plenty of fluids around the time of sex so you can urinate after and expell bacteria.
A 59-year-old member asked:

What over-the-counter drugs can someone take for a uti?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Not much: Uti is a bacteridl infection requiring prescription strenth antibiotics. Cranberry juice cn sometimes help prevent but once you have an infection most likely you would need antibiotics.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What should I do about potential uti, can't get into doc until tuesday?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctor answered
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Possible uti: Drink 3 Liters per day. Take cranberry extract. Call a HEALTHTAP doctor. Do not wait morecthan 3 days. Urgent zCare Center can provide care.

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