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Is It Okay To Have Sex When I Have A Uti
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
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?
What kinds of sexual activities should I stay away from while I have a uti? I know you shouldn't have sex, but is that the only thing?
Let advise you: Frequent or recent sexual activity is the most important risk factor for urinary tract infection in young women. Nearly 80% of all urinary tract infections in premenopausal women occur within 24 hours of intercourse. Women having sex for the first time or who have intense and frequent sex after a period of abstinence are at risk for a condition called "honeymoon cystitis.". ...Read more
Try vaseline: If you are not usinig condoms (don't use vaseline with latex condoms), a trick to try is to place a "glob" of vaselinie over the opening to your urethra prior to sex. Sort of push in a bit as you place the "glob" over the opening. This will add a barrier to keep bacteria from being milked up into the bladder during intercourse. Of course void after sex and drinks plenty of water. Just a tip! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wow, multitasking...: As a doc, I am anti-smoking so i won't say go ahead and smoke. But can you do all of the above? Yep! if you have a UTI and on antibiotic now, sex won't make the antibiotic less effective. If the UTI is significant--lots of burning/irritation/bladder spasm/pelvic pain etc...Sex may not be as enjoyable. So, if you feel ok, then why not! just make sure you don't catch a fire while......... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perhaps a weeks: Sex is a risk for a uti, so you definitely want to give yourself time to recover. From a practical point of view, the bladder is going to be tender and sensitive for a while and that will make sex uncomfortable. You should always void before and after sex and drink plenty of fluids to minmize your risk. ...Read more
Complicated: If you are being treated appropriately it probably will not matter. Some women, with intercourse in some positions, have the penis create minor trauma to the urethra which is immediately above the vaginal barrel. This creates a type of physiological obstruction to urine flow and may promote infection, but this is theoretical and may not apply to you. Probably not an issue. Enjoy. ...Read more
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
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