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Can UTI be transferred from wife to husband?

Can UTI be transferred from wife to husband?

Possibly: Urinary tract infections are infections involving the urine and bladder where the penis is not really exposed to unless there is urinary leakage during sexual intercourse. Although it is possible to transmit sexually, it is unlikely. Vaginal infections, however, can be transferred via sexual activity. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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


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Husband wife both UTI same time, what to do?

UTI: It is unlikely that the two are related, unless this is chlamydial or other non-bacterial pathogen. Discuss this with your treating doctor and be tested. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could have my wife gotten a UTI from recent cheating?

Could have my wife gotten a UTI from recent cheating?

UTI: Anything is possible, but this is not likely unless she was having intercourse which produced trauma to the urethra, predisposing to secondary uti. If you think your wife was having sex with others would be more concerned about stds, and failure of communication. ...Read more

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If I have a UTI can I past it to my wife during oral sex?

If I have a UTI can I past it to my wife during oral sex?

UTI: Very very unlikely. If you mean that your wife is performing fellatio and you are afraid that the organism causing UTI will infect her that is highly improbable. If, however, you have stds like syphilis, hiv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and so on, then this is possible to be transmitted in that fashion. ...Read more

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My wife has UTI (E.coli). Which antibiotic should she take. Thanks?

My wife has UTI (E.coli). Which antibiotic should she take. Thanks?

It depends...: Any of several antibotics is likely to work, but the best often depends on testing to know which ones are most active against the bacteria causing it. Since the cause is known (E. coli), apparently your wife had a positive urine culture. She should follow her doctor's advice about which antibiotic to take. ...Read more

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My wife thinks she has a UTI. She has taken Urispas and Cystemme for 3 days but is still suffering...

My wife thinks she has a UTI. She has taken Urispas and Cystemme for 3 days but is still suffering...

Not effective: These are not at all effective against UTI. They may help reduce symptoms, but cannot cure any kind of infection. She needs an antibiotic. She should see a doctor or clinic, if available (understanding that this can be a challenge for many people in your country) for proper diagnosis and treatment. Or if necessary, ask a pharmacist for an antibiotic like sulfa-trimethoprim or ciprofloxacin. ...Read more

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I have UTI is it bad to have sex with my wife?

I have UTI is it bad to have sex with my wife?

Wait till it's gone.: To be safe, it is best if you wait till it is gone to have genital sex. You might give her oral sex, you can each caress each others' genitals and w/ a condom she might risk oral sex. It may be hard, but it might be a way to discover pleasures together that you'd otherwise not found. I know you don't want to keep passing it between you. Enjoy your love. Take care. ...Read more

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We just got married last sept. After which my wife always have uti. And now before we're having sx, hr vaginal starts to bleed. What's the cause? Help

We just got married last sept. After which my wife always have uti. And now before we're having sx, hr vaginal starts to bleed. What's the cause? Help

Should not happen: She should not have bleeding with sex or have a UTI after sex. The first step is to schedule a basic pelvic exam with an obgyn for evaluation. ...Read more

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Today my wife go her urine test report. In that "remark: mobility orgs are seen" what does this means? Is she pregnant or has uti

Today my wife go her urine test report. In that "remark: mobility orgs are seen" what does this means? Is she pregnant or has uti

Recent intercourse?: They might be using a description for sperm cells which might be seen if you two had intercourse recently. I suppose it could also indicate an infection, such as trichomonas. ...Read more

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35 yo non-preg wife has simple UTI started today. Require antibiotics to resolve, or can she treat with OTC and cranberry? Is there harm in trying?

Antibiotics are bett: Antibiotics are a better option in eliminating all the bacteria. Acidification of the urine through cranberry juice may help resolve symptoms but is not a sure method. Recommend use of antibiotics for her treatment. ...Read more

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Wife had an unwell feeling. Went to the doc and doc says UTI and low blood sugar but she is not diabetic. What could it be? On meds for UTI now.

Wife had an unwell feeling. Went to the doc and doc says UTI and low blood sugar but she is not diabetic. What could it be? On meds for UTI now.

Low sugar/UTI: Your wife could have felt unwell from her uti. A low blood sugar reading is not indicative of diabetes. It can cause a person to feel weak, dizzy, foggy headed, heart racing, clammy, sweating, and even pass out.
It can occur at times if you haven't had enough calories that day. Also can occur if you eat a meal high in simple sugars. ...Read more

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Took my wife to the doctor because she couldn't control her urine, and we got send home with antibiotics for UTI. It has been 3 days and my wife is st?

Took my wife to the doctor because she couldn't control her urine, and we got send home with antibiotics for UTI. It has been 3 days and my wife is st?

Go back: Need more information such as urinalysis. If it suggested infection, then a culture may show infection resistant to nitrofurantoin. Is the "incontinence" just urgency with burning or just involuntary leakage. It is best to return to the doctor who prescribed the medicine. Good luck ...Read more

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My wife is taking macrobid 100 mg caps twice a day to treat a UTI. Was told that if she has pain to go to emergency. She is having cramp like symptom?

My wife is taking macrobid 100 mg caps twice a day to treat a UTI. Was told that if she has pain to go to emergency. She is having cramp like symptom?

Cramps: Are not uncommon with UTIs. Usually these do not warrant an ER visit unless they are severe, however it depends on where the crampy pain is located and whether or not it is accompanied by fever, nausea, or flank pain (which could signal that the infection has traveled to the kidneys, and that WOULD warrant an ER visit. If her cramps are worse than a period, call your Dr's office for advice. ...Read more

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My wife and I (both women) are experiencing pain similar to a uti, though she saw a dr. Negative test. No sex in months (pregnancy). No stds. Idea?

My wife and I (both women) are experiencing pain similar to a uti, though she saw a dr. Negative test. No sex in months (pregnancy). No stds. Idea?

Bladder irritants: If neither of you have a positive urinalysis and your wife had a "negative test", there could be a dietary irritant to the bladder at fault. If you both ingested the same foods recently, the answer may lie in your diet. You can find a list on the internet. Common foods are acidic foods such as tomatoes, citrus, cranberries, coffee, chocolate, tea, artificial sweeteners, spicy foods. ...Read more

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Wife took Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for two recent UTI's. While taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) her Plantar Faciitis temporarily went away. Is this coincidence?

Wife took Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for two recent UTI's. While taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) her Plantar Faciitis temporarily went away. Is this coincidence?

Probably: We have no data is that planter fasciitis had any infectious etiology. All though Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is basically an antibiotic the question is what It has another mechanism of action in this setting. There is none that I'm aware of. plantar fasciitis can :-) improve by itself, can improve with massage, ice massage, range of motion, and physical therapy ...Read more

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Wife had 4 cases of strep, 2 UTI's, and pink eye all in past 8 mos. & has taken antibiotics for each of these. Is there a possible underlying problem?

Wife had 4 cases of strep, 2 UTI's, and pink eye all in past 8 mos. & has taken antibiotics for each of these. Is there a possible underlying problem?

Multiple infections: Is your wife employed las a school teacher, nursery worker or nurse? If so, she may exposed to frequent infection that children have. In such a state frequent hand washing with soap is important ...Read more

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Doc my wife is pregnant and is having recurrent UTI since beginning of second trimester...All the urine cultures from past 3 months show ecoli 10 rais?

Doc my wife is pregnant and is having recurrent UTI since beginning of second trimester...All the urine cultures from past 3 months show ecoli 10 rais?

See ID specialist: Possible causes of recurrent UTI are any kidney stones, cysts, any structural problems. Other possibilities are incompletely treated infection of if the organism is resistant to the antibiotic being used. Her obstetrician can certainly guide in the right direction but you may need to see infection diseases specialist and or urologist. ...Read more

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My wife has been prescribed nitrofurantoin 100mg twice daily for 1 week for UTI with ecoli. She is now 35 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take this dru?

My wife has been prescribed nitrofurantoin 100mg twice daily for 1 week for UTI with ecoli. She is now 35 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take this dru?

Probably: Nitrofurantoin use may be contraindicated in pregnant patients in whom labor is imminent. Nitrofurantoin is commonly used to treat urinary tract infections in pregnancy. Animal
studies have not demonstrated a problem with fetal exposure to this antibiotic. The fda lists this drug as probably safe for pregnant women. ...Read more

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Wife got UTI that developed into kidney infection. On ciprofloxacin now for 6 days however now she is seeing in her stool a white mucas/pus and anus is itching. Is this part of kidney infection?

Wife got UTI that developed into kidney infection. On ciprofloxacin now for 6 days however now she is seeing in her stool a white mucas/pus and anus is itching. Is this part of kidney infection?

Drug reaction: She is having side effects of the cipro (ciprofloxacin). She should consult her doctor if she further needs the cipro (ciprofloxacin). In the meantime have her try probiotics to neutralize her symptoms. ...Read more

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My wife is 15wks pregnant. She has a burning sensation in her vagina while having sex. She says it's not like a yeast infection or UTI. Thoughts?

My wife is 15wks pregnant. She has a burning sensation in her vagina while having sex. She says it's not like a yeast infection or UTI. Thoughts?

Get tested for UTI: Even asymptomatic bacteria in urine is treated in pregnancy Symptoms like this should not be ignored; the microbes of the vagina behave differently during pregnancy. Worth getting this checked because infection can progress if unchecked. ...Read more

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My wife is 36 weeks pregnant. A week ago urine test showed uti, given cifran. Today a ctg showed baby's heart rate with baseline 170 bpm. Wife has 99 deg fever. Does this warrant cesarean section now?

My wife is 36 weeks pregnant. A week ago urine test showed uti, given cifran. Today a ctg showed baby's heart rate with baseline 170 bpm. Wife has 99 deg fever. Does this warrant cesarean section now?

I don't think so.: Mention your concerns with your oby. The low grade fever and the fast fetal heart rate likely is from the uti. The antibiotics should take care of the infection. Take care and god bless u and your child! http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/23761161/http://www. Medindia. Net/surgicalprocedures/caesarean-section-types-and-indications. Htm. ...Read more

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If I have uti, could I transfer it to anyone?

If I have uti, could I transfer it to anyone?

Not common: Urinary tract infections usually result from bacteria from the perineum traveling into the urethra and then into bladder. Important to clean after intercourse and wipe front to back. ...Read more

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I had an uti and immediately after sex my husband had symptoms of one?

Not UTI, too soon: UTIs are not transmitted sexually to partners, and no infection can cause symptoms immediately after exposure, 1-2 days minimum. Assuming his main symptom is painful urination, probably a chemical irritant or allergy, e.g. spermicide, perfume, soap, etc. STDs can mimic UTI; if any risk and/or he has urethral discharge, it was present before this sexual exposure, and you both need STD tests. ...Read more

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My husband keeps getting UTI and they put him on antibotics but it's not helping. What can we do?

My husband keeps getting UTI and they put him on antibotics but it's not helping. What can we do?

Uti in men: He may have prostatitis, which would require a 4 week course of antibiotics. May also have urinary retention (from an enlarged prostate) and need to be placed on meds that relax his prostate. May also have reflux of urine from bladder into ureteters, which can be assessed. With voiding cystourethrogram. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

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