Yes, especially if you’re a woman.
“During sexual intercourse, thrusting can introduce bacteria up the urethra and into the bladder, increasing the risk of a UTI,” explains Dr Lakeisha Richardson MD, OB-GYN.
The reason that women are more prone to getting a UTI from sex is due to female anatomy. Women have a shorter urethra than men, which means it’s easier for bacteria to get into the bladder. Although anyone is susceptible to getting a UTI from having sex, Richardson says women with a history of recurrent UTIs or urinary abnormalities have an increased risk for these infections.
Recommended steps to prevent it are well known:
One helpful tip, says Richardson, is to always urinate after sex. “Eliminating any bacteria in the bladder after sex decreases the risk of a UTI,” she explains.
Washing your genital area with warm water before sex may reduce the risk of bacteria getting into the urethra, especially for women.
Some contraceptives, such as diaphragms or spermicides, may increase your risk for a UTI. If you think either of these may be contributing to your UTI, consider other forms of contraception.
If you already have UTI symptoms, (pain and burning sensation when passing urine, frequent urination, lower abdominal pain) it is recommended to avoid intercourse as it may cause reinfection or introduce a new source of bacteria. This can lead to a longer recovery time. If you’re eager to engage in sexual activity before your infection is cleared up, work with your partner to find a style or position that is comfortable and enjoyable. If you continue to have pain despite your UTI treatment, make an appointment and follow up with your doctor.
Yet in spite of all the preventive measures, the majority of women suffering from Cystitis/UTI after sexual activity end up with an antibiotic prescription.
That is taking antibiotics long term! Every time you engage in sexual activity!
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