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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Is it bad if I have intercourse when having a uti?

Intercourse when ill: This is a very good question. The medical answer may very well be no. But, if the UTI is causing fever and pain....Then vaginal sex and even oral sex may increase the pain.

I would hope that your partner is patient and open to good communication so that if it hurts the activity causing pain can be stopped. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can stop getting utis after intercourse?

Can I tell me how I can stop getting utis after intercourse?

Maybe: Drink liquids before intercourse and empty bladder after intercourse. If persists, check with a urologist, also try changing positions and be a little less vigorous to avoid traumatizing your bladder. ...Read more

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Can you have intercourse if you are taking amoxcillion for a uti? I am a female

Can you have intercourse if you are taking amoxcillion for a uti? I am a female

Yes: You may not want to if you have a uti, but the only thing you need to know is that if on birth control, antibiotics can decrease the effectiveness of the birth control, so you should use condoms wile on birth control (and remember also, condoms prevent sti's as well). Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes a uti? Does intercourse increase the risk off a uti? What happens if not treated quick enough?

What causes a uti? Does intercourse increase the risk off a uti? What happens if not treated quick enough?

Bacteria: Uti is caused when bacteria get pushed up the urethra into the bladder. This can happen with sex. If it's not treated quickly enough, a woman will get very uncomfortable with painful and frequent urination. There is also a risk of the bacteria going up into the kidneys and causes severe illness and damage. Most women seek care sooner because symptoms are unpleasant. ...Read more

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Can I infect someone during intercourse I have uti?

Can I infect someone during intercourse I have uti?

Very unlikely.: It's always possible, of course, but to develop a UTI depends on a number of factors: 1) exposure to bacteria that can cause uti, 2) susceptibility to the bacteria to develop an infection by the person exposed, 3) time for an infection to take hold before the bacteria are killed or flushed out. This is why utis are not classified as sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because the best way/ ways to prevent UTI during intercourse?

I'm concerned because the best way/ ways to prevent UTI during intercourse?

Empty bladder after: The best way to prevent UTI after intercourse is for you and your partner to take a shower before intercourse and to empty your bladder immediately after intercourse. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can UTI cause bleeding while having intercourse?

Hello docs. I was wondering can UTI cause bleeding while having intercourse?

Bleeding and UTI: If you have a uti, you may have some blood in your urine, if you have a hemorrhagic cystitis. Bleeding from sexual relations is not due to a uti. It may be due to some form of trauma. If this blood loss is persistent and/or painful, see a gyn to get the answer of what is causing this bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can intercourse be the reason for my uti?

Can intercourse be the reason for my uti?

Yes: The act of sex can push bacteria into the urethra triggering an infection. It's a good idea to drink plenty of fluids around the time of sex so you can urinate after and expell bacteria. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid getting a UTI every time I have intercourse?

What can I do to avoid getting a UTI every time I have intercourse?

Intercourse and UTI: Avoid vaginal infections, empty your bladder as soon as possible following intercourse, sometimes an antibacterial following intercourse will prevent uti's. Always drink plenty of fluids specially after intercourse. ...Read more

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I had intercourse with two women but it was months ago and the tingling just started about a week ago. Still uti?

I had intercourse with two women but it was months ago and the tingling just started about a week ago. Still uti?

UTI vs STD: A UTI (urinary tract infection) can include frequency, burning, foul odor, lower abdominal pain, or fatigue. I would advise you to go to see a medical provider and have your urine undergo an evaluation for a UTI and std's, which can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a blunted kidney caused by intercourse heal on its own? B4 my diagnosis I had a uti. Other organs are fine. Will I be able to have more children?

Can a blunted kidney caused by intercourse heal on its own? B4 my diagnosis I had a uti. Other organs are fine. Will I be able to have more children?

BLUNTED KIDNEY: It is likely they are discribing a renal scar from infection and not intercourse. This will not likely resolve but a typical healthy person has lots of reserve function to make up for this loss. It typically has nothing to do with the ability get pregnant in the future. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my boyfriend and I had sex and now I have a uti. My question is, is there any way to prevent this the next time we have an intercourse, what do you suggest?

More foreplay: Plenty of foreplay and avoid 'quickies'
the vagina widens, lengthens and lubricates in response to stimulation. If you are not physiologically ready, you are likely to end up with a bladder infection. ...Read more

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Can UTI cause bleeding during intercourse?

Can UTI cause bleeding during intercourse?

No: Has nothing to do with that, please see your gyn as could be from infection, or a cervical tear or abrasion or abnormal cells of the cervix or a uterine or endometrial problem. ...Read more

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Can I still have sexual intercourse while I have a uti?

Can I still have sexual intercourse while I have a uti?

Recommend not: It is best to wait until you have fully treated your UTI before resuming intercourse. Women have a short urethra, which increases risks for uti. I recommend voiding after intercourse to decrease your risk. ...Read more

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Are the chances higher of getting a UTI if you have intercourse during your period?

Are the chances higher of getting a UTI if you have intercourse during your period?

Not necessarily: Sex at any time will increase the risk of a UTI for many women. Empty the bladder as soon as possible after sex and the risk may be reduced. ...Read more

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How quickly should you urinate after intercourse to prevent utis?

How quickly should you urinate after intercourse to prevent utis?

Right away: The point of it is to prevent any bacteria that has gotten in the area of the urethra from entering in. ...Read more

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Can having sexual intercourse in the shower cause a uti?

Can having sexual intercourse in the shower cause a uti?

Possibly: Bacteria present in woman's urethra can always be milked up into the bladder. Hence advice to urinate after sex so as to washout any bacteria entering bladder during intercourse. Bacteria in bladder urine can double in number every 20 - 30 minutes. Overnight can result in millions of bacteria & a UTI. ...Read more

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Can having UTI cause sexual intercourse to be painful?

Can having UTI cause sexual intercourse to be painful?

Yes: The bladder is located anteriorly in the vaginal vault. During intercourse it will be manipulated and, if inflamed during a uti, will cause pain. ...Read more

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How do I prevent uti'S if I always get them after intercourse and I normally have sex 4-6 times at any given time?

How do I prevent uti'S if I always get them after intercourse and I normally have sex 4-6 times at any given time?

Preventing UTI: Sex often triggers UTI in women. Diaphragm for contraception raises risk. Vaginal infection like bacterial vaginosis might inrease risk and could be treated. If no reversible cause, low dose antibiotic after session of sex, or every 3-7 days, whichever is more frequent. Best to see infection specialist to determine which antibiotic would work best and how frequently. Good luck! ...Read more

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Every time I have intercourse I get an uti. I pee and we both shower before and after. What can this be? I'm afraid to have intercourse.

Need suppression: . Every individual has bacteria in the genital area, it basically comes from anus. No amount of washing can completely eliminate it. During intercourse bacteria are milked into the bladder where they are instantly killed by bladder forces of surface immunity.
Repeated infection indicate that you have lost it. Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or Macrodantin one tab daily for three monts (yes 3 months) are given to restore. ...Read more

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Every time I have intercourse I get an uti. I pee before and after and we both are clean. What can be causing this? I'm scared to have intercourse.

Intercourse UTI: This is more common than you think. Even if you urinate before and after, you can still get a UTI after intercourse. Talk to your doctor about using a prophylactic antibiotic - a one pill antibiotic that you would take after intercourse. It can really cut down on the number of uti's. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can a woman bleed after sexual intercourse if she also has a uti?

Can a woman bleed after sexual intercourse if she also has a uti?

Rarely: The UTI should not result in vaginal bleeding with or without intercourse. ...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