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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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I get uti's every month I have my period when I wear tampons but never when I wear pads. Why is that?

I get uti's every month I have my period when I wear tampons but never when I wear pads. Why is that?

Bladder not empty: When the tampons are in place it pushes up against the bladder and tube that empties(urethra) the bladder. When you are urinating on your period you are not emptying the bladder completely allowing residual urine to get infected over and over again. Use a Valsalva maneuver(hold your breath and push) at the end of voiding to allow the last few drops of urine to egress.(empty) and change tampons. ...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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Dr. Martin Raff
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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