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Can intercourse be the reason for my uti?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

The act of sex can push bacteria into the urethra triggering an infection.
It's a good idea to drink plenty of fluids around the time of sex so you can urinate after and expell bacteria.

In brief: Yes

The act of sex can push bacteria into the urethra triggering an infection.
It's a good idea to drink plenty of fluids around the time of sex so you can urinate after and expell bacteria.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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In brief: Post coital cystitis

Intercourse can be a risk factor for urinary tract infection.
Condoms, sexual frequency, and personal predisposition are possible contributors. Urinating immediately after intercourse might help prevent this. If this is a frequent issue, your medical doctor or urologist can prescribe an antibiotic to take after sex to help prevent this.

In brief: Post coital cystitis

Intercourse can be a risk factor for urinary tract infection.
Condoms, sexual frequency, and personal predisposition are possible contributors. Urinating immediately after intercourse might help prevent this. If this is a frequent issue, your medical doctor or urologist can prescribe an antibiotic to take after sex to help prevent this.
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