Why do I keep getting a uti? Anytime I touch down there, it gets irritated and I end up getting a uti. Especially after any kind of sexual intercourse. I don't know how to avoid it. I tried going pee afterward, taking probiotics, cleaning there frequently
You . You need to go to your doctor and request a work up for recurrent uti's. This may include all or some of the following tests: ct scan of the abdomen intravenous pyelogram (ivp)- an x-ray of the kidneys, bladder, and ureters kidney scan kidney ultrasound voiding cystourethrogram-x-rayof the bladder and urethra that is donewhile the bladder is emptying. Hopefully your doctors can figure out the cause of your recurrent uti's. Best of luck happy holidays.
"Honeymoon . "honeymoon cystitis" (bladder infections after intercourse) can be particularly troublesome for some women. Presumably, bacteria living around your urethra get introduced into your bladder during sexual activity. Probiotics, showering before intercourse (both partners), emptying your bladder after sex, wearing loose-fitting cotton underwear, and other common preventive measures simply don't work for some women. You might try taking cranberry extract, 300 to 400 mg twice daily, to prevent recurrent utis. Studies show that cranberry interferes with the ability of bacteria to adhere to the lining of your bladder. I've attached a link to an "american family physician" review of cranberry's benefits, as well as a general discussion on recurrent utis, that might interest you. If cranberry doesn't work for you, ask your doctor whether it's appropriate for you to have antibiotics on hand to treat your utis when they occur. Good luck! http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2004/1201/p2175.Html http://www.Dailystrength.Org/health_blogs/dr-orrange/article/recurrent-urinary-tract-infections-in-women.