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Why do I get UTI every time I have sex?

Why do I get UTI every time I have sex?

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 more

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I take Macrobid every time I have sex because I have reoccurring uti's, I heard it causes liver/lung problems& fibrosis, is long term use safe?

I take Macrobid every time I have sex because I have reoccurring uti's, I heard it causes liver/lung problems& fibrosis, is long term use safe?

Macrobid: Macrobid has been used for many years for treatment of uti's both acute and chronic and also as prophylaxis in preventing uti's in sexually active women. Patients on any long term drug need to be monitored by their physician. There possible problems with the long term use of this drugs, liver function needs to be monitored. There are rare lung complications including lung fibrosis. ...Read more

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My girlfriend gets recurring UTI's every time we have sex. She follows all the usual advice...but it doesn't seem to make much difference.?

My girlfriend gets recurring UTI's every time we have sex. She follows all the usual advice...but it doesn't seem to make much difference.?

Here are some. ..: If her post-coital urinary symptoms have been confirmed as bacterial UTI from culturing properly collected urine and not related with Sex-assisting gel or dildo or rough sex, it's worthwhile to take antibiotics one hour before sex +/- another one in 12 hrs afterwards, just like men taking Viagra (sildenafil) for their ED. For detail? Ask Doc timely. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Every time I have intercourse I get an uti. I pee and we both shower before and after. What can this be? I'm afraid to have intercourse.

Every time I have intercourse I get an uti. I pee and we both shower before and after. What can this be? I'm afraid to have intercourse.

Need suppression: . Every individual has bacteria in the genital area, it basically comes from anus. No amount of washing can completely eliminate it. During intercourse bacteria are milked into the bladder where they are instantly killed by bladder forces of surface immunity.
Repeated infection indicate that you have lost it. Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or Macrodantin one tab daily for three monts (yes 3 months) are given to restore. ...Read more

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Every time I have intercourse I get an uti. I pee before and after and we both are clean. What can be causing this? I'm scared to have intercourse.

Every time I have intercourse I get an uti. I pee before and after and we both are clean. What can be causing this? I'm scared to have intercourse.

Intercourse UTI: This is more common than you think. Even if you urinate before and after, you can still get a UTI after intercourse. Talk to your doctor about using a prophylactic antibiotic - a one pill antibiotic that you would take after intercourse. It can really cut down on the number of uti's. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My girlfriend has bacterial vaginosis that has not been treated. Every time we have sex, I develop a uti that last about one day. Is it due to the BV?

My girlfriend has bacterial vaginosis that has not been treated. Every time we have sex, I develop a uti that last about one day. Is it due to the BV?

Test & Treat: Studies show that when one STD is present, others may be as well. You and your partner should abstain, get full STI testing, and get treated and abstain until treatment is completed. Full STD panel includes Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, (+C if drugs/male/male sex/risky encounters) and HIV. Stay calm and get tested and treated. Advise all partners to get tested/treated ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid getting a UTI every time I have intercourse?

What can I do to avoid getting a UTI every time I have intercourse?

Intercourse and UTI: Avoid vaginal infections, empty your bladder as soon as possible following intercourse, sometimes an antibacterial following intercourse will prevent uti's. Always drink plenty of fluids specially after intercourse. ...Read more

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How do I prevent uti'S if I always get them after intercourse and I normally have sex 4-6 times at any given time?

How do I prevent uti'S if I always get them after intercourse and I normally have sex 4-6 times at any given time?

Preventing UTI: Sex often triggers UTI in women. Diaphragm for contraception raises risk. Vaginal infection like bacterial vaginosis might inrease risk and could be treated. If no reversible cause, low dose antibiotic after session of sex, or every 3-7 days, whichever is more frequent. Best to see infection specialist to determine which antibiotic would work best and how frequently. Good luck! ...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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I get a UTI everytime I have sex with my boyfriend is this normal?

It is common: Urinary tract infections after intercourse are common in women. Urinating after sex has been shown to decrease the rate. Be sure to urinate right after intercourse. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've noticed, everytime me and my husband have sex I get a uti. What can I do?

I've noticed, everytime me and my husband have sex I get a uti. What can I do?

A suggestion..: Try urinating after sex to 'flush' out your urethra/bladder. Also, try to avoid introducing bacteria that normally inhabit the anal area into the vaginal/urethral area. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I have to wait after treating UTI til I can have sex?

For what length of time do I have to wait after treating UTI til I can have sex?

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

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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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It seems I get a UTI shortly after my husband and I have sex but only if we use lubricating jelly, could that be the cause?

Sex causes: Manipulation around the urethra, which may become contaminated with bacteria. The lubricating jelly may hold more bacteria causing more contamination. You should empty your bladder soon after sex to "clear" the urethra of bacteria and lessen the chance of infection. This may help. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me and what should I do? I've been having sex with my boyfriend for about 3 months now, but after 2 months I started to get pains. I've gotten many UTI infections. It also burns during and after intercourse. My uti's seem to go away on

What is wrong with me and what should I do? I've been having sex with my boyfriend for about 3 months now, but after 2 months I started to get pains. I've gotten many UTI infections. It also burns during and after intercourse. My uti's seem to go away on

These: These are concerning symptoms and you need to be tested for infection. You should have a complete gynecological evaluation and get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Please use condoms to prevent infeciton. If you get increased pain, vomiting, or fever, then you would need to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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When I have sex with my boyfriend I get a stinging sensation in my vagina. Almost feels like the beginning of a UTI but one never actually comes. Help?

When I have sex with my boyfriend I get a stinging sensation in my vagina. Almost feels like the beginning of a UTI but one never actually comes. Help?

Here are some. ..: This Q was answered once at least. To sort out what can be done, it's logical to review the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of all the symptoms over time so to deduce possible causes and proposing reasonable Rx. Clinically, one need to consider if any physical & chemical applications of sex may play a significant inducing role for your Sx after sex besides UTI. ...Read more

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I frequently get utis? I have a history of kidney stones and wipe front to back and pee after sex. I didn't have sex for 3 weeks, peed after and got 1

I frequently get utis? I have a history of kidney stones and wipe front to back and pee after sex. I didn't have sex for 3 weeks, peed after and got 1

Recurrrent UTI: Recurrent UTI is common in some women. The things you are trying sometimes help, but usually make little difference. Sex can trigger UTI by massaging vaginal bacteria into the urethra. An antibiotic e.g. 3X weekly or after sex often often can prevent it. Or you might have an infected kidney stone, more difficult. Discuss with your doctor or ask for referral to an infectious diseases specialist. ...Read more

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I get UTI after intercourse. I have been prescribed Nitrofurantoin 100mg after sex. Is this safe while planning for pregnancy. Does it harm the sperm?

I get UTI after intercourse. I have been prescribed Nitrofurantoin 100mg after sex. Is this safe while planning for pregnancy. Does it harm the sperm?

Here are some...: Nothing could be perfect, but it is still reasonable to use for your condition. For more detail, go to https://www. Drugs. Com/pregnancy/nitrofurantoin.html. Thereby, you gain insights on how to jointly decide if you wants to take it or not. To help understand life reality, go to articles in Basics for Self-Care in http://www. Formefirst. Com/Basics-SelfImprovement. Html. Best wish... ...Read more

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I get a UTI almost every time I have sex. I've been on all the different antibiotics. What can I do to prevent myself from getting uti's after sex?

I get a UTI almost every time I have sex. I've been on all the different antibiotics. What can I do to prevent myself from getting uti's after sex?

Honeymoon cystitis: Some women are genetically more prone to cystitis. The cells lining their bladders tend to be "sticky" in regards to adhering to bacteria pushed through the urethra during intercourse. Empty your bladder immediately after sex, drink lots of water to flush the bladder and try cranberry juice or pills daily. This helps prevent bacteria from adhering. If infections persist, see a urologist. ...Read more

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Are there any surgeries that exist to help me with UTIs? I'm taking antibiotics every time I have sex but still get occasional UTIs out of nowhere.

Are there any surgeries that exist to help me with UTIs? I'm taking antibiotics every time I have sex but still get occasional UTIs out of nowhere.

Recurrent UTI: There is not likely any surgery that will help. You may need a different antibiotic after sex. In order to know, your next UTI should be confirmed by a culture with sensitivity testing to see which antibiotics will work best. Also, recurrent UTI in women sometimes is related to certain contraceptives (cervical cap, diaphragm, spermicides). Ask for referral to an infectious diseases specialist. ...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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I get a UTI every time I have raw sex with my boyfriend are uti caused by sex? Do my boyfriend need antibiotics? Does my boyfriend carry bacteria?

I get a UTI every time I have raw sex with my boyfriend are uti caused by sex? Do my boyfriend need antibiotics? Does my boyfriend carry bacteria?

Sex and UTI in women: Sex often triggers UTI in women. Not an STD, nothing you catch from your partner and he doesn't need treatment. Some women have bacteria that cause UTI near the vaginal opening, which are massaged into the urethra during sex. Low dose of antibiotic after sex (or about 3x a week, whichever is less frequent) can be effective prevention. Discuss w/ your doc, or see infectious diseases specialist. ...Read more

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Why do I get a UTI every time after sex? How do I prevent this?

Why do I get a UTI every time after sex? How do I prevent this?

Honeymoon cystitis: This is a phenomenon observed in newly weds, who have sex for the first time and lots of it. The female urine pipe draining the urine from the bladder is comparably short, and accommodates bacteria to be pushed into the bladder during intercourse. If drinking plenty of fluids does not help, a short course (1- 3 days) of antibiotics may remedy the situation. ...Read more

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Suddenly every time im sexually active, I get bacterial vaginosis? At one point uti's was a issue, now bacterial vaginosis & it comes only after sex?

Suddenly every time im sexually active, I get bacterial vaginosis? At one point uti's was a issue, now bacterial vaginosis & it comes only after sex?

Try condoms: Assuming you have been examined and had testing, try using lubricant and using condoms. If all testing negative, try rephresh (over the counter) after each period for few months. ...Read more

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When can I have sex after a uti?

When can I have sex after a uti?

See below: No particular waiting period. Better to wait till symptoms of UTI subside. ...Read more

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How soon after a UTI can you have sex?

How soon after a UTI can you have sex?

UTI: You can have sex as soon as you can tolerate it. This is not likely to affect the status of your UTI unless traumatic and causing swelling of the urethra (tube from bladder out). ...Read more

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When is it ok to have sex again after a uti?

When is it ok to have sex again after a uti?

UTI: You can have sex as soon as you feel the urge. Unless you are having swelling from the sex which affects the urethra (tube from bladder to outside) it should not cause the UTI to recur. ...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