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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe For Me To Have Sex With My Husband While He Has Prostatitis Or A Bladder Infection

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Bladder (Definition)

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


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Does dehydration lead to bladder infections and prostatitis?

Does dehydration lead to bladder infections and prostatitis?

Possibly: It definitely can lead to bladder infections. If urine stays in the bladder for too long, bacteria can start to grow. It is better to keep urine flowing through the system to keep bacteria levels down. Most people should urinate at least 4 times per day. If your urine is dark yellow, or brown, that is not good. ...Read more

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Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Probably okay if...: Have you felt some change in your usual voiding pattern like burning urination or urethral discharge? Did you get urinalysis with properly collected fresh urine, which should be the minimal yet surest way to confirm if having UTI etc. What you described could be normal to reflect some amorphous phosphate sediment in alkaline urine followed with clear urine. So, seek evaluation & counseling... ...Read more

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What are the causes of bladder infections after having intercourse?

Minor trauma: A bit of trauma to the urethra (the short tube which carries urine from the bladder to the outside) prevention may include some care during sex and /or antibacterial medicine taken to prevent infection. ...Read more

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How can I prevent bladder infections after intercourse?

How can I prevent bladder infections after intercourse?

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Void right after. If you need to void prior to intercourse do not completely void and finish soon after intercourse. Then go back and cuddle. Some people need to take a preventative dose of antibiotic w/ intercourse. Drink lots of fluids and don't postpone urination. ...Read more

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Can a bladder infection in a woman lead to a man getting prostatitis, or the reverse?

Can a bladder infection in a woman lead to a man getting prostatitis, or the reverse?

Not as a rule: Though the types of bacteria that cause utis in women and prostatitis in men are similar, this is generally not possible. However, some men will develop prostate infections related to stis like chlamydia or gonorrhea, and vice versa for women who might have urethral infections. Safer sex practices and regular STI testing is always important. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with acute prostatitis can my wife get a infection or yeast infection through sexual intercourse? We do not use condoms

I was diagnosed with acute prostatitis can my wife get a infection or yeast infection through sexual intercourse? We do not use condoms

Maybe: This is most likely if the cause is trichomonas. If this does happen, you can get treated together and this will probably be a very good thing in the long run for eradicating the infection. The other prostatitis microbes aren't so catching. Was a microbe identified? ...Read more

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I get a lot of bladder infections and I think I have 1. last night my husband and I had sex, when I went to the bathroom there was bright red blood. I didn't have a cycle for3 months and then had one and finished 2 weeks ago. I've never bled after sex?

I get a lot of bladder infections and I think I have 1. last night my husband and I had sex, when I went to the bathroom there was bright red blood. I didn't have a cycle for3 months and then had one and finished 2 weeks ago. I've never bled after sex?

See below: Important to distinguish whether source of bleeding is from the vagina or from the urinary tract. Not uncommon to have some mild bleeding or spotting from the vagina or cervix after sex in a menstruating female and generally benign and self-limiting. Blood in the urine in young female most commonly related to a UTI and usually associated with UTI symptoms: urgency, frequency, and burning. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a man to continue to have sex if he has prostatitis?

Is it safe for a man to continue to have sex if he has prostatitis?

It is safe: It is safe to have sex if you have prostatitis but some men have panful ejaculation and it may be uncomfortable and painful for them. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me how come my gf getting bladder infections after sex?

Can someone explain to me how come my gf getting bladder infections after sex?

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

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Why do girls get bladder infections after sex?

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 more

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I keep getting bladder infections every couple of months? Will it help if my husband gets condoms?

I keep getting bladder infections every couple of months? Will it help if my husband gets condoms?

Probably not: I am guessing that you get cystitis from the mechanical aspects of intercourse. This will not be prevented by a condom. You need to drink a lot, especially acidifly juices like cranberry and for a while urinate as soon as possible after sex. ...Read more

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Can well-cleaned sex toys used only vaginally cause yeast or bladder infections?

Can well-cleaned sex toys used only vaginally cause yeast or bladder infections?

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

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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 more

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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?

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 more

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Is it possible to have sex with a bladder infection?

Is it possible to have sex with a bladder infection?

Most women: Would not want to because most likely it would not be comfortable or hurt. ...Read more

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On cipro (ciprofloxacin) & levox for chronic prostatitis. Have pain at the base of penis when sexually aroused. Why & is it safe to have sex or masturbate?

On cipro (ciprofloxacin) & levox for chronic prostatitis. Have pain at the base of penis when sexually aroused. Why & is it safe to have sex or masturbate?

Yes: Discomfort with ejaculation may occur with chronic prostatitis, but it is not harmful. The discomfort is secondary to inflammation of the prostate which plays a significant role in the ejaculatory process. ...Read more

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Are there long-term effects of bladder infections on my child's health?

Possible: A single episode of urinary bladder infection will probably not have any lasting effect. However, recurring infections can affect a person's health, especially if the infection spreads to the kidney. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are good remedies to get over bladder infections and what are the symptoms?

Bladder infections: The only sure remedy to treat a bladder infection (BI) is by appropriate antibiotics. Its symptoms are burning on urination and frequency. A BI is seen more commonly in women than men, as the have a shorter urethra so bacteria can enter their bladder easier. If you have symptoms of a BI, see a physician, have your urine cultured and get started on an appropriate antibiotic. Good luck. ...Read more

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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Infection (Definition)

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