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Can I Get A Uti If My Parner Has It
Bacteria milked up: Bacteria from outside and around the urethral opening, which is only 1-2 millimeters away fro the vaginal opening, get pushed up the urethra by the pumping action of penis in the vagina, which lies directly under the urethra. Thus bacteria are "massaged", pushed or milked up into the bladder where they multiply and cause a uti. Hence advice to empty bladder after sex. ...Read more
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
Honeymoon cystitis: This is a phenomenon observed in newly weds, who have sex for the first time and lots of it. The female urine pipe draining the urine from the bladder is comparably short, and accommodates bacteria to be pushed into the bladder during intercourse. If drinking plenty of fluids does not help, a short course (1- 3 days) of antibiotics may remedy the situation. ...Read more
Are you more likely to get a UTI if you don't drink a lot of water. I am lucky if i drink 2 glasses of water a day.
Push right fluids: Although no good controlled studies show fluid intake reduces UTI risk it's postulated yes (must be right fluid; not carbonated/ caffeinated /high sugar):1. Incr'd urine output (uo) dilutes bladder bacteria 2. Incr'd uo washes bacteria out/cleans lining 3. Incr frequency shrinks bladder decr'g surface area where bacteria thrive 4. Maintains optimal ph. Fluid restriction in women incr's UTI rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It seems I get a UTI shortly after my husband and I have sex but only if we use lubricating jelly, could that be the cause?
Sex causes: manipulation around the urethra, which may become contaminated with bacteria. The lubricating jelly may hold more bacteria causing more contamination. You should empty your bladder soon after sex to "clear" the urethra of bacteria and lessen the chance of infection. This may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get a UTI almost every time I have sex. I've been on all the different antibiotics. What can I do to prevent myself from getting uti's after sex?
Honeymoon cystitis: Some women are genetically more prone to cystitis. The cells lining their bladders tend to be "sticky" in regards to adhering to bacteria pushed through the urethra during intercourse. Empty your bladder immediately after sex, drink lots of water to flush the bladder and try cranberry juice or pills daily. This helps prevent bacteria from adhering. If infections persist, see a urologist. ...Read more
Can you get a UTI if holding in urine for long period of time? emptying bladder only twice a day? Not getting urge to empty bladder until in bathroom.
Increased risk: Associated with infrequent urination because long interval between voiding permits any bacteria entering bladder to multiply many more times than if you voided more frequently. Most bacterial species which can cause a UTI divide every 20 - 30 minutes. So a single bacterium entering bladder can double 24 - 36 times resulting in millions of bacteria. Thus advise drink more water & urinate 3 hourly. ...Read more
Can sperm have bacteria that could cause a uti? My husband and I have been checked for std's. Only when he goes inside of me is when i get a uti.
A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more
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