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Is sex okay with a uti?

Is sex okay with a uti?

See below: Generally yes, sometimes bladder infection can occur after sex,
so its better to wait. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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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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Can oral sex cause utis?

UTI after oral sex: Yes, some people do get uti's after oral sex. ...Read more

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Can you get a UTI from sex?

Can you get a UTI from sex?

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

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How come I get utis after sex?

How come I get utis after sex?

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

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Is a UTI transferable through sex?

Is a UTI transferable through sex?

UTI: Not commonly, but unprotected anal intercourse can produce UTI in men, may contaminate the perineum in their female partner. Trauma to the female urethra during vaginal intercourse can predispose to uti. There is no direct transfer of organisms from one to the other producing uti. ...Read more

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Why dose sex with a new partner cause UTI?

Why dose sex with a new partner cause UTI?

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

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What can I do if I have frequent utis and pain with sex?

What can I do if I have frequent utis and pain with sex?

See your gyn: Or a urologist for evaluation, sometimes you take proph antibiotics before or after intercourse 1 or 2 doses. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass UTI threw sex is it possible to pass UTI threw sex

Is it possible to pass UTI threw sex is it possible to pass UTI threw sex

Yes,: Yes, it is very possible. The bacteria can be carried into the male or female's urethra and introduce it into the bladder. Do not have unprotected sex if you or your partnet has a uti. It can also worsen the condition and cause severe discomfort. ...Read more

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Can UTI be acquired if my partner indulges in sex with other women aside from me?

Can UTI be acquired if my partner indulges in sex with other women aside from me?

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

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Second UTI in one month? Does this mean anything in particular or could it just be for usual reasons such as sex or diet?

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

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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

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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?

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?

URINATE/CLEAN/FLUIDS: 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

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Is it ok to have sex while you have a UTI?

Is it ok to have sex while you have a UTI?

Yes: It is ok, but it may simply be uncomfortable for you. ...Read more

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Why do I get a UTI after sex?

Why do I get a UTI after sex?

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

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Why do I get uti's after sex?

Why do I get uti's after sex?

UTI: For females, utis are prone due to their anatomy following intercourse as it introduces bacteria to the urethra. ...Read more

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Can a UTI be passed by oral sex?

See below: It is not "passed" by oral sex, but can occur from perineal organisms, which can enter the bladder due to short urethra. ...Read more

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Can a woman get UTI every time after sex?

Can a woman get UTI every time after sex?

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

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Could uti's be caused by not cleaning up after sex?

Could uti's be caused by not cleaning up after sex?

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

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What are the causes of women to get a UTI after sex?

What are the causes of women to get a UTI after sex?

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

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What can cause me to feel like I have a UTI after sex?

What can cause me to feel like I have a UTI after sex?

? Full bladder: Also possible irritation of bladder base after prolonged intercourse. Could be from a vaginal ring, pessary or iud. Could be from partner with a very large penis. ...Read more

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If I have a UTI can I past it to my wife during oral sex?

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

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How do you prevent yourself from getting utis (usually after sex).?

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

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If I have UTI and I was given oral sex, what happens to my partner?

If I have UTI and I was given oral sex, what happens to my partner?

Usually nothing: Unless you have herpes, then he could develop that in the mouth. Uti is caused by bacteria that is usually resident in the perivulvar area anyway. He would be exposed to it whether you have UTI or not. ...Read more

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I had an uti and immediately after sex my husband had symptoms of one?

I had an uti and immediately after sex my husband had symptoms of one?

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

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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

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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

Dr. James Lin
1,969 Doctors shared insights

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