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How Soon Can A Man Have Sex After A Bladder Infection
Short urethra: The primary reason is a short distance between the outside of the urethra (where the urine comes out) and the bladder. The bladder is sterile (no bacteria normally), whereas the vagina (where the urethra exits from) is in the midst of billions of bacteria. The act of sex pushes skin cells and bacteria into the bladder. Urinating immediately afer sex is very important to avoid an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
They should not: The key to your question is "well cleaned." if they are indeed sterilized after each use and well cleaned, then an infection should not occur. ...Read more
Yes: The female urethra is the "tube" that allows urine to pass from the bladder to the outside when one urinates. This opening is above the vaginal opening. This "tube" is short in length compared to a male. During intercourse bacteria can be introduced into it, and reach the bladder more easily because of its short length. Follow up with a physician for further recommendations. ...Read more
Yes, ...: The bacteria-protecting biofilm formation is demonstrated in tissue electromicroscopic examination, not with traditional urinalysis, and postulated to be key difficulty in eradicating bacteria hiding inside biofilm. Some research to eradicate germs inside biofilm has been under its way, but still far from practical use. Again, modify something modifiable without our current control now.... ...Read more
Even : Even though bladder infections are rarer in men than women, it is definitely possible. Men more commonly get bladder infections from sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia or gonorrhea as opposed to fecal bacteria which is what typically infects women. If you are having penile discharge and pain, you should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. Since different bacterial causes require different antibiotic treatments, your doctor may want to collect a urine sample. Good luck! ...Read more
I urinate before and after sex and still get frequent bladder infections, i shower daily and I do wipe front to back. Why does this happen?
There are : Other things to try but this needs to be explored with a urologist. ...Read more
What is the link between bladder infections and sex? I always seem to get bladder infections after having sex. Is this possible? If so, what can I do to prevent them in the future?
Linked.: In some women, the mechanical irritation and potential reflux associated with intercourse can cause urinary tract infections. Drink plenty of fluid, urinate after intercourse, maintain extra special hygiene in an attempt to prevent. If you are post menopausal, topical estrogen may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get bladder infections everytime after sex and I do follow all the rules to prevent i now have a yeast infection from meds. What can I do to preven?
UTI: 1) are thee uti's diagnosed by urine cultures? Many times you can have symptoms similar to UTI and there may be no bacteria involved. You may be taking antibiotics unnecessarily. 2) if not done, you should see a urologist and consider using a prophylactic antibiotic before or after intercourse depending on the frequency of uti's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had brownish vaginal discharge and some pain during protected sex. I've never had this before i'm on Depo-Provera shot and had yeast/bladder infections?
Many: Bacteria reach bladder via urethra during & not urimating after sex, bacteria can then multiply in bladder. Toilet hygiene: by not wiping front to back or keeping thighs clamped toether whilst urinating rather then spreading apart to avoid urine trapping behind labia, bubble-bath or tub baths rather than showers, thong +/or non-cotton underwear, constipation, cathetrization, bladder stones. ...Read more
Multiple causes: Women get more bladder infections than men. More during pregnancy, some related to sex. In men enlarged prostate predisposes to bladder infections. Bladder stones facilitate infections. Bladder infections are usually bacterial and treatable with antibiotics after addressing the underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several factors-: Keeping infections out, our urinary system is designed to push urine completely out. Infections occur when microbes aren't flushed out, allowing it to travel upstream and grow in unvoided urine that remains.This may occur if there is an anatomical problem like an enlarged prostate that weakens urine flow and causes urinary retention, or physiologic issues that causes urine backflow (aka.Reflux). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inadequate Emptying: Bacteria are overwhelmingly bacteria present in stool (reason for advice: wipe front to back), grow back up the urethra (tube to the outside), some can partially adhere to the cells lining the urethra & inner bladder wall, may grow fast enough between voiding & not be adequately washed away during each voiding + several additional issues. See: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/872086. ...Read more
UTI: Urine formed by the kidneys is usually sterile. Bladder infections are caused by bacteria that travel from the vaginal area into the bladder. Incorrect wiping technique introduce bacteria into the bladder meaust. The lining of the urinary tract can usually kill bacteria and loss of this function maybe the reason for recurrent infection. Any obstruction in the urinary tract can also cause a uti. ...Read more
See below: Sometimes sexual activity in women will precipitate a bladder infection(honeymoon cystitis). Incompletely emptying the bladder when voiding can lead to recurrent infections. In many there is no recognized cause. Lang term antibiotic prophylaxis is used in some patients with frequent recurrences. ...Read more
Cranberry juice/tabs: Spontaneous resolution of a bladder infection can occur. You should drink lots of fluids to flush your urologic system, drink carnberry juice or take cranberry tablets. You may take over the counter bladder analgesics such as azo. However if your symptoms persisted or got worse see your medical provider immediately. ...Read more
Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more
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
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