A 18-year-old member asked:
can intercourse be the reason for my uti?
2 doctor answers
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
Dr. Edward Cherullo answered
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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