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Is it okay to have sex when you have a UTI ?

Is it okay to have sex when you have a UTI ?

Yes: If you feel up to it, sex should pose no issue. Just remember that birth control pills will not be effective for up to 30 days following a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

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


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I have a UTI . Do I have to wait until im done with all the medicine to have sex?

I have a UTI . Do I have to wait until im done with all the medicine to have sex?

No: You should continue your antibiotics as prescribed, but if you are having no pain it should be ok to have sex. You should empty your bladder as soon as practical afterwards. ...Read more

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If I have a UTI can I give it to my female partner if we have sex? I am also a female.

If I have a UTI can I give it to my female partner if we have sex? I am also a female.

YES: Bacteria can be transmitted sexual secretions. Both partners should have urine checked and it would be logical to cover both. ...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?

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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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

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If u have UTI not good to have sex?

If u have UTI not good to have sex?

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

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Can I have sex during uti?

Can I have sex during uti?

Uti : Not a good idea. Could prolong symptoms of a UTI and or make it worst if you are not receiving treatment. ...Read more

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Do you have to have sex to get a uti?

Do you have to have sex to get a uti?

Nope: Lots of reasons to get utis. Sex is one of them. Keys to prevention include good water intake, don't hold your pee, if you are having sex, pee afterwards. Sometimes a woman's anatomy can make her prone to utis and she may need antibiotics prior to sex to help prevent. ...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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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