I have been with my o/h for coming up to 3 years and about 6 months after first having sex with him i suffered from my first ever UTI. Since then I have lost count of the amount I have had. I now have serious anxiety about having sex in fear that I might end up with one as they are so painful and due to working shifts It can sometimes be days before I get an opportunity to see my doctor and get my hands on some antibiotics. I have had my water samples send off to pathology multiple times and there’s has been nothing significant come back to determine what is causing them. I am at my wits end it’s having an effect on my relationship and I am desperate to find something that will help prevent them and get back to having a regular healthy sex life. Iv tried urinating before and after sex, cleaning before and after, the way I wipe after urination, always making sure I’m lubricated enough before intercourse. Without going into too much detail I would consider my vagina to be on the tighter side and my partner is quite big is that something that could be causing the infections? If so is sex always going to result in a UTI? I had sex for the first time in over a month last night and already I’m in pain with the most recent UTI! Please help!
LP-021; Don't think I am crazy but I had several woman when I was still working that there OBGYN would give them regular strength Septra or Bactrim generic Sulfa because of the same problem and all they would do is take one ( 1 ) after intercourse due to a type of allergy to something in the seaman or just irritation that would start a UTI talk to your doctor about this. It is more common than you think. Chuck1957. Or check with your primary and find out if he or she will give you #30 to keep on hand and you are only to take it after intercourse within 1/2 hour to hour. Chuck1957 and I am sure that you have read all the other causes of Uti BUT it does also help to wear loose fitting cotton underwear. You should not have to put up with this. Chuck.
Don't you find it so condescending to hear the same old "urinate after sex... drink water... blah blah" as if doing these things alone is going to end this epidemic... It's so insulting.
My urologist told me it simply has to do with some women's anatomy and I think she is right.
Women with specific anatomic internal features are predisposed to post-coital UTIs. Believe me, I have had countless of these...
DMannose and cranberry alone do NOT work for me for post-coital UTIs (and I would *guaranteed* have a UTI every time, if I did not self-treat.) Here is what REALLY works: Bearberry (the herb - "Arctostaphylos uva-ursi") - it is amazing and converts into hydroquinone once it is in the bladder and it basically annihilates bacteria. The general consensus is that it could be hard on the liver, but I am not sure if this is confirmed - Best to check with an ND (naturopathic doctor.)
My MD (a urologist) said I need to take 200mg of Cipro post-coital, each time. Even though this works and is cheap, I am not a fan of piling on the antibiotics as a "preventive measure." It goes against common sense, to me. Overuse of antibiotics...
Trust me, try the bearberry, along with tons of water and urination then a shower immediately after sex.
Good luck and good health to you :)
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