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A 31-year-old female asked:

Am worried it is a bladder infection but i have also had pneumonia in past and this persistant cough worries me and if i have it would my partner have given it to me as i said i started all these after sex and he has also complained of kidney pains?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possible bladder: infection. Bottom line - is that this merits medical assessment. Need full history, physical examination and at minimum - urinalysis. Although there may be a number of other tests that may also be prudent.
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Bladder infections: are defintiely associated with sexual intercourse in women due to friction and irritation in the pelvic region, and not necessarily related to germ exposure. It is helpful to urinate after sex and drink more fluids. Bladder infections usually cause an urge to void and burning with passing urine. An STI can cause some of the same symptoms. An exam and urine test will help diagnose.

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