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Can you get a kidney infection from your boyfriend fingering you?

Can you get a kidney infection from your boyfriend fingering you?

Possible: Excellent local hygiene and washing hand before relationship would prevent this however. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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My boyfriend just found out he has a kidney infection and we've had intercourse multiple times this week and I'm 10 weeks pregnant. Do I have it too?

My boyfriend just found out he has a kidney infection and we've had intercourse multiple times this week and I'm 10 weeks pregnant. Do I have it too?

Probably not but: Most kidney infections caused by bacteria are not "contagious" but a few may be. Your risk of "having it too" is fairly small But it would be good to ask your obstetrician about having a urine test/culture to rule out the possibility that you may have an asymptomatic bacteriuria or an asymptomatic urinary infection caused by Group B Strep or other microorganism. Be safe. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a big penis everytime we have intercourse I bleed and recently I had a bladder and kidney infection can it be the cause of it?

My boyfriend has a big penis everytime we have intercourse I bleed and recently I had a bladder and kidney infection can it be the cause of it?

Yes: The physical trauma of sex can lead to bladder infections. Good lubrication and gentleness can go a long way to preventing injury and bleeding after sex. Drink plenty of fluids, and be sure to urinate immediately after you have sex (never sleep after sex unti you empty your bladder). Vitamin C and cranberry juice in your diet can also help reduce the chance of a bladder infection. ...Read more

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Can you get a kidney infection from a toliet seat?

Can you get a kidney infection from a toliet seat?

No: The bacteria that cause a UTI (e. Coli most common) generally gain access via the urethra (the tube that passes from the bladder to the outside) which does not come into contact with the toilet seat during normal voiding. ...Read more

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How to get a kidney infection to not result from bladder one?

How to get a kidney infection to not result from bladder one?

Treat promptly: Get urinalysis and culture as soon as UTI suspected and start on antibiotics asap. Drink plenty of water and urinate fairly frequently. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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


Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
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Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis) (Definition)

Inflammation of the kidney due to a bacterial infection. ...Read more