A 26-year-old female asked:
can you get a uti from rinsing vulva area (because period, ugh) with showerhead if maybe some water gets into urethra? feeling was so uncomfortable!
1 doctor answer
Dr. Charles Whiting answered
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Its possible: UTIs occur when bacteria move up the urethra into the bladder. Its possible that if you sprayed water up the urethra it could carry bacteria that you could get a bladder infection. If you get UTI symptoms, you will need and antibiotic. Best wishes!
Answered on Dec 1, 2015
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