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Swollen urethra and vagina after sex. Burning sensation while I use the restroom, no odor nor discharge. Std? Uti? Reaction to condom?

Swollen urethra and vagina after sex. Burning sensation while I use the restroom, no odor nor discharge. Std? Uti? Reaction to condom?

See answer: Such symptoms could be caused by any of the above: UTI (usually burning with urination, urgency, frequency); std (gc, chlamydia most common), vaginitis (though usually associated with a discharge), or allergy to a contraceptive, spermicide, or lubricant. If symptoms occur right after sex within hours, allergy or trauma related to vigorous/prolonged sex most likely. If symptoms persist, see your md. ...Read more

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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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Can you use a tampon if you have a uti?

Can you use a tampon if you have a uti?

Yes: You can use a tampon if you have a uti. However since the vagina is right next to the bladder, you might find the tampon is uncomfortable due to the infection in the bladder. If you are uncomfortable, use pads instead. ...Read more

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When you have a uti, should you use a tampon?

When you have a uti, should you use a tampon?

Does not matter: A urinary tract infection would not factor in the use of a tampon. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use a tampon with a uti?

Uti: It may be a bit uncomfortable but not dangerous. ...Read more

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Can I use a tampon while having a UTI ?

Yes: This should pose no increased risk to UTI progression, and should have no impact on treatment. ...Read more

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I got my period a day ago and I got the usual early UTI symptom of burning sensation today, is it better to use tampons and not pads in this case?

I got my period a day ago and I got the usual early UTI symptom of burning sensation today, is it better to use tampons and not pads in this case?

Urethra: Avoid irritating the urethra as this can cause urinary discomfort even without any infection being present. A urine culture and colony count is needed to accurately diagnose a uti. If your urethra appears to be irritated or inflamed, a tampon may aggravate the situation. ...Read more

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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