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Is Sex Okay With A Uti
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
Yes, in fact, . ..: Most UTI in sexually active females occur within 1-2 days after coitus if it happens. So, honeymoon cystitis was coined. However, sex is a part of life and UTI can be effectivley managed. But, don't forget low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession. ...Read more
Bacteria milked up: There are bacteria from the rectum outside and around the urethral opening, which is only 1-2 millimeters away fro the vaginal opening. They get pushed up the urethra by the pumping action of penis in the vagina, which lies directly under the urethra. Thus bacteria are "massaged", pushed or milked up into the bladder where they multiply and cause a uti. Hence advice to empty bladder after sex. ...Read more
Vaginal bacteria: Sex doesn't increase UTI risk in males, only in women. Bacteria that cause UTI often exist near the vaginal opening, and sex can "massage" bacteria into the urethra, resulting in UTI. It has nothing to do with new or long time partner (although sex often is more frequent or more vigorous in new relationships, which might increase UTI risk). ...Read more
See your gyn: Or a urologist for evaluation, sometimes you take proph antibiotics before or after intercourse 1 or 2 doses. ...Read more
Not UTI but STD: Utis are not transmitted during sex. Uti 's after sex are result of bacteria at your urinary meatus (opening) being milked up to the bladder during sex. Bacteria then multiply in the bladder causing a uti, hence advice to urinate after sex. Your partner, indulging with other women, is at risk for std and thus placing you at risk. Perhaps you should consider finding a new partner! ...Read more
Second UTI in one month? Does this mean anything in particular or could it just be for usual reasons such as sex or diet?
See below: It could mean a number of things. First of all, was the second UTI cultured to see if it was drug resistant strain. If you have sex, urinating afterwards help reduce the risk of a uti. Being a diabetic with elevated blood sugars increases the incidence of utis. You may also want to have a pelvic exam to rule out others processes. Also when urinating, wipe front to back to prevent utis. ...Read more
My girlfriend seems to have chronic UTI symtoms made worse by sex and other factors. What could this be? This has been happening for months now.
Here are some. ..: She needs to be evaluated to ensure if her urinary Sx is really UTI-related or sex-related or both. To sort things out correctly, she needs to bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of Sx over time for pro analysis + physical exam + tests as needs such as UA, residual urine, imaging studies so to deduce the causes for proposing Rx. Best wish. .. ...Read more
Whenever I have a lot of sex for consecutive days with my fiance I always end up getting a UTI after. Is there a way to stop this from happening?
Uti is caused by bacteria finding way in your bladder during sex.Happens more commonin women as the urethra leading up to bladder is small. Friction during sex makes it easier for bacteria to travel up the bladder. Also urethral opening is close to anus;can get contaminated with ecoli
urinate before and after sex
clean your genital;anal area before and after sex
drink plenty fluids
antibiotics for? ...Read more
Bacteria milked up: Bacteria from outside and around the urethral opening, which is only 1-2 millimeters away fro the vaginal opening, get pushed up the urethra by the pumping action of penis in the vagina, which lies directly under the urethra. Thus bacteria are "massaged", pushed or milked up into the bladder where they multiply and cause a uti. Hence advice to empty bladder after sex. ...Read more
Possibly: Sexual activity may create swelling of the urethra (tube from bladder to outside) or to the urethral outlet. This is a form of physiologic obstruction which can predispose to secondary uti. Women with this problem can be placed on prophylactic antibiotics which will help to minimize this. ...Read more
Usually not: Gardnerella thrives on semen but this can produce a vaginitis, not a urinary tract infection. During intercourse, especially the more excited and unaccustomed the woman is, bacteria tend to be introduced into the urinary bladder. Measures have ranged from cranberry extracts to drinking lots of water to urinating right after sex -- hardly romantic -- but good luck find the right prevention for you. ...Read more
Honeymoon cystitis: Intercourse causes some of a woman's own bacteria to be pushed into her urethra were the can enter the bladder and multiply and cause cystitis. Some women have particularly "sticky" bladder epithelial cells which actually attract bacteria and allow them to adhere rather then be washed with urination. ...Read more
UTI: Very very unlikely. If you mean that your wife is performing fellatio and you are afraid that the organism causing UTI will infect her that is highly improbable. If, however, you have stds like syphilis, hiv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and so on, then this is possible to be transmitted in that fashion. ...Read more
Cranberry: Studies suggest that taking cranberry tablets or juice can reduce the risk of utis. Drinking lots of fluid and emptying your bladder before and after intercourse may help, too. If you have 3 utis within a year, your doctor may recommend using a very low dose of an antibiotic when you have sex. ...Read more
Not UTI, too soon: UTIs are not transmitted sexually to partners, and no infection can cause symptoms immediately after exposure, 1-2 days minimum. Assuming his main symptom is painful urination, probably a chemical irritant or allergy, e.g. spermicide, perfume, soap, etc. STDs can mimic UTI; if any risk and/or he has urethral discharge, it was present before this sexual exposure, and you both need STD tests. ...Read more
I just found out I have a UTI and my boyfriend has been giving me oral sex. Will he be affected in any way?
No, No effect on him: UTI, although bothersome to the person with infection, is not contagious. Moreover it does not spread via the oral route. So your boy friend is not going to have any risk/danger from your UTI. ...Read more
What to do if I have been suffering with ongoing uti's and recently have been having pains during sex, what should I do?
I have been getting UTI it feels like every time after sex and so painful what can I do is it something from my boyfriend?
Maybe: First off is hygiene-- definitely urinate after sex. It helps prevent utis. Sometimes semen can change ph of vagina and make it easier to get uti. See your doc. You may need antibiotics. Sometimes people take them just on days they have sex. Talk to your doc about your options and to test for an actual uti. ...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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