Frequent UTIs (related to sex-question for teh women)

Discussion in 'Vaginarium' started by Cerridwen, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    So I have a problem with getting a urinary tract infection after sex. I am on some preventative antibiotics (after each act I take one), but it's still really bothering me (not physicaly.. just thinking about it).
    Of course I've been to my doctor many times about this.. but my question is, is this really normal? Do other women experience this too?
    Please- serious answers only.
     
  2. MrEous

    MrEous OT Supporter

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    I have known some gf's to get it afterwards and some not.

    It's always been suggested to shower/pee after sex to help prevent it...also cranberry juice.
     
  3. Cerridwen

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    yeah, see, I already know all of that stuff. I have been to doctors (and urologists)...
    I just wanna know that I'm not alone here with this :o
     
  4. Definately drink lots of cranberry juice. Also, try to pee before and after sex. I also read in a cosmo mag. to be careful with doggy style because its easy to get them in that position. Be careful with UTI's. If you dont take care of them, they can turn into a kidney infection, and those hurt like hell, and can land you in the hospital.
     
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    Sure thing, I understand...just out of my own experience with women it isn't a 'common' thing for all women to get UTIs. Some women get them really easily and some don't.
    :hs:
     
  6. okita1

    okita1 Great spirits have always encountered violent oppo

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    i read somewhere that alkaseltzer clears up uti almost instantly
     
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    The only way to clear up a UTI is a course of antibiotics. Whoever told you that alkaseltzer will clear it up is wrong... maybe it will help relieve symptoms (I've never heard of that though) but it wont cure an infection. :rolleyes:

    I've had a few UTI's in the past, and they suck. The first one I had, was horrible, I had blood in my pee. Definitely pee after sex, and also, if you do any 'anal play' of any kind, don't put whatever was used back inside your vagina - that can cause them too.

    Also, make sure that you're drinking a lot of water. I've noticed that my occurrence of UTI's has decreased since I've started drinking more water... in fact thats all I drink now. And I haven't had one in over a year.

    Avoid bubble baths, tight clothing and holding your urine, and wipe from front to back.

    ~PF
     
  8. AstroGirl

    AstroGirl If I don't respond it's because I have severe ADD

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    Hmm, I don't have this problem. I used to get yeast/ bacterial/ and then uti's after sex with my ex husband. But just with him. Maybe your husband doesn't clean as well as he should? Or maybe you should keep a bottle of saline solution in your purse/ bathroom and just spray after sex/ urination?? To help prevent it?
     
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    okita1 Great spirits have always encountered violent oppo

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    http://ehealthforum.com/health/topic25208.html

    and a bunch of other ones claiming the same thing :rolleyes:
     
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    I have a friend who gets real bad UTIs if she takes a bath and stews in her own juice for a while. Painful stuff...she's switched to showers and makes her b/f use condoms, drinks gallons of cranberry juice and that seem to help.
     
  11. RockChick

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    are you on the pill?

    can cause that shit too....
     
  12. Cerridwen

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    nope. IUD.
    Like I said, I've been checked out by doctors and urologists. There isn't anything wrong physicaly with me. :o
    I was just hoping to find someone else who was dealing with this.
     
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    never had an issue, but im on antibitotics fro acne, and i always pee/clean up after sex. i also drink copious amounts of water/cranberry juice...so i dunno if that helps.
     
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    Try drinking a full glass of water and taking some sort of calcium supplement after sex. A co-worker of mine has done it for quite some time now and never has problems with UTI.
     
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    cranberry juice is good shit but i also try to eat lots of yogurt...the active bacteria is really good for you ...
     
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    Im just wondering how the bacteria in yogurt get from your GIT into your urinary tract, thats exactly what you dont want :)

    Cranberry juice at least has a scientific basis in it.

    Maybe just look at what you are doing and look for any possible place of contamination throughout your normal life. Try eliminating possible causes by using condoms or similar.
     
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    i know eating yogurt reduces the chance of yeast infections. i dont know how. but i know it does.
     
  18. giapia

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    tell the sex partner to make sure his penis is clean before it sticks it in cuz otherwise you're the one who suffers :nono:
     
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    Try having sex with an uncut partner, the extra skin buffers the potential chaffing and introduction of germs in ur pee hole.

    Do a search on the internet. There have been a very high number of women that experience less UTI with the intact partner than not.
     
  20. Cerridwen

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    Somehow I don't think my hubby will like it if I choose a different partner than him. ;)
     
  21. BATMANs

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    is he a large guy?
     
  22. Cerridwen

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    not a huge guy, but definetly not small.


    update: I got yelled at today for not going in on Friday for a urine sample even though the nurse insisted I didn't have to come in. :wtc: Being treated for a UTI I don't even have. Vag infections suck!:wtc:
     
  23. xoolinzyoox

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    Ive got problems with that, but i am on BC. i used to get them alot when i was a kid. I got my first one since i was a kid- about 3 months ago, and i didnt know what it was so i got all of these test and STD tests, then found out it was just a UTI - PHEW! that scared me. But wow that was painful, but its just because i let it go on for about a month+ before i got treatment, and o boy did it escalate quickly.
     
  24. AstroGirl

    AstroGirl If I don't respond it's because I have severe ADD

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    I let a yeats infection go for a few weeks and got a gnarly UTI, pain... lots of pain.
     

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