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Can a guy transfer a urinary tract infection to a woman while having sex?

Can a guy transfer a urinary tract infection to a woman while having sex?

UTI: Bacteria on the skin can get into the urethra and bladder during sex. So its not transferred by the guy, per se, but can occur. Shower before sex can help and urinatiing right after can also help. ...Read more

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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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Could someone get a urinary tract infection without having sex?

Could someone get a urinary tract infection without having sex?

UTI's and sex: The answer to your question is "Yes". People who do not have sex can develop urinary tract infections (UTI). As males have a longer urethra than females, they get them less often. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a urinary tract infection from having sex?

Is it possible to develop a urinary tract infection from having sex?

UTI: This is the most common mechanism of inoculation of bacteria into the bladder in sexually active women. It would be quite uncommon in males (aside from stds). ...Read more

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Can having sex with someone with a big penis cause a urinary tract infection?

Any sex might: The physical location of the urethra ( opening to bladder) is just above the vaginal opening. Any sexual activity can drive germs into the urethra and allow their entry into the bladder, resulting in a urinary tract infection.Solo or partner related sex can do this in susceptable women. Those with the susceptability can reduce the frequency of infections by urinating after sex. ...Read more

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How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

How do a bladder infection and a urinary tract infection differ?

UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Most often cystitis, although quit irritating, does not cause systemic symptoms such as fever, body aches etc. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some things you can do at home to ease the pain of bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

I was wondering what are some things you can do at home to ease the pain of bladder infection or urinary tract infection?

Are you taking: Antibiotics? I trust that you saw your doctor and have been prescribed proper antibiotics that you are taking. After that you need to drink plenty of water and you can take over the counter pain medication for pain relief. If the pain persists for more than a day or so, please contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms? Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

What are the typical bladder infection symptoms? I think I have a bladder infection, but i'm not sure. What are some of the symptoms?  Is it the same as a urinary tract infection?

Burning,urgency,freq: Dysuria or burning on urination... The need to urinate urgently, urgency... The need to urinate frequently, frequency are the most common signs of a urinary tract infection. If the infection is in the kidney pain in the flank or back, fever and chills are common. Uti encompasses both bladder and kidney infections. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more