Yesterday was when I had to put my ring back in, today I woke up with a UTI, I don't know if my ring will affect or do more damage to the UTI, I do know why I got an UTI, just need to know if my ring will affect it in anyway
Are you sure its a uti? The ring won't do anything. However if you are put on antibiotics you need to use a condom while you're on the antibiotic and a week after.
Sometimes having sex with the ring in place can aggravate the urinary opening and urethra (tube that goes from the bladder to the outside) and this can bring on UTI's so you may want to try taking the ring out before sex but be sure that it is never out more than 3 hours at a time otherwise you compromise your protection. When you have sex, be sure to always, ALWAYS urinate after sex to clear any debris (bacteria and skin cells, mucus etc) driven up there by sexual friction. Drink a glass of water prior to sex if you have trouble. If you dont urinate and clear the urethra, that debris can cause infection to set in.
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