... mean she cheeted on me?
This post may be graphic for some but I provide information for educational purposes so dont read any further if you get offended easily. Bladder infections are not from cheating. There are many, many ways to get a UTI and they are common in women because of our anatomy. It certainly doesnt point to cheating. Sex can cause UTI's sometimes, but it could have been sex with you. Any form of sex can drive bacteria up into the bladder via the urethra (the tube that runs from the bladder to the opening where urine leaves the body). In women, the urinary meatus or opening is just above their vagina. The perineal area (the groin, vagina and anal area) are laden with bacteria and any sex can move this bacteria and friction can drive it up into the urethra and then on up to the bladder where it sets up shop and causes an infection.
The man doesnt need to be infected with anything for this to happen-voiding (peeing) right after sex can help flush this bacteria out of the urinary tract so a woman should urinate right after having sex.
Sometimes bladder infections occur because bacteria is introduced into the bladder by other means. When a woman holds her urine for too long before going to the bathroom to relieve herself, for instance. Tight clothing, like jeans, can irritate and lead to UTI. UTI's are very very uncomfortable and the last thing a woman who has one feels like doing is having sex. They are terribly painful-there is extreme burning and your bladder feels full all the time and sex is the last thing one will think about with a UTI so be patient. She should get antibiotics from her Dr and once she finishes them, she will start feeling like her old self again.
You can help keep them from reoccurring by some simple hygiene and common sense. It is best to shower (or at least wash) before sex to reduce bacterial loads in the perineal area. When you have intercourse, stay away from the anal area if you plan on penetrating the vagina. Most UTI's are caused by E. Coli which is found all throughout the digestive tract so the area around the anus is full of E. Coli. Dont drag that bacteria from the anal area to the vaginal area with any part of your body. Sorry, I know this is graphic for some but it is for educational purposes. It really helps, if a woman is prone to UTI's to have hygienic sex. She should always, always urinate immediately after having sex of any kind. Hands are a major source of bacteria so wash your hands before any kind of fore play. If you are aware and are hygienic prior to sex, it will go a long way to prevent reoccurrance in your partner.
No!! Women can get bladder infections and UTI's for many different reasons!! I can't take bubble baths too often because the soap in bubble baths can cause a bladder infection/UTI. A woman can even get them from wiping herself from back to front, instead of from front to back when she goes to the bathroom, I know this sounds kind of disgusting, but it's true. My doctor told me that most bladder infections/UTI's are cause by cross contamination because of the way that women are built down there, everything is so close together in that area that bacteria can get into places that it shouldn't be! So PLEASE don't accuse your girl of cheating on you just because she has a bladder infection or a UTI !! They can be a very common infection in women. I do have to tell you that I am not a medical professional, but I get bladder infections from time to time so I know from expirence.
I hope this eases your mind!!
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