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I have a urinary tract infection, why did the doctor ask if I am sexually active?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Postcoital cystitis

Sometimes women experience urinay tract infections (UTI) as a direct result of sexual intercourse.
Bacteria can be pushed into the urethra during sex, leading to increased risk for a uti. If your answer were yes to the dr.'s question, you may have been advised to void as soon as practical after sex. If it is a recurrent problem, you may be given an antibiotic to take after sex.

In brief: Postcoital cystitis

Sometimes women experience urinay tract infections (UTI) as a direct result of sexual intercourse.
Bacteria can be pushed into the urethra during sex, leading to increased risk for a uti. If your answer were yes to the dr.'s question, you may have been advised to void as soon as practical after sex. If it is a recurrent problem, you may be given an antibiotic to take after sex.
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Sex can cause UTIs

Because some women get urinary tract infections after having sex.

In brief: Sex can cause UTIs

Because some women get urinary tract infections after having sex.
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