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can intercourse be the reason for my uti?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
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.
Answered on Apr 23, 2016
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Dr. Edward Cherullo
23 years experience Urology
Post coital cystitis: Intercourse can be a risk factor for urinary tract infection. Condoms, sexual frequency, and personal predisposition are possible contributors. Urinating immediately after intercourse might help prevent this. If this is a frequent issue, your medical doctor or urologist can prescribe an antibiotic to take after sex to help prevent this.
Answered on Dec 17, 2014
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