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I have a UTI and my boyfriend wants to stop having sex with me. What can I do to prevent this?

By Anonymous June 21, 2016 - 5:23am
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post!

UTI's can be very uncomfortable and some women do get recurring infections.

UTIs are caused by bacteria that invade the urinary system and multiply. The infection can occur in any part of the urinary system, but usually starts in the urethra (a tube that carries the urine out of the body).

UTIs are treated with antibiotic drugs. Standard medical care for a UTI includes taking antibiotics for three days. You most likely will start to feel better after a day or two. However, it is important that you continue to take the entire course of medication.

You may be asked to have your urine checked after you finish taking the antibiotics. This is to make sure that the infection is truly gone.

If you still experience recurrent infections, you may be referred to a specialist.

Pyridium is a medicine that decreases pain and bladder spasm. It may turn your urine, and sometimes your sweat, an orange color.

In some cases, severe UTIs are treated with intravenous or intramuscular antibiotics. Researchers, though, found that oral antibiotics appear to be as effective in treating UTIs as other treatments. *

To help prevent UTI's:

Here are some steps you can take to keep bacteria out of your urinary tract:

Drink plenty of liquids.
Drinking cranberry juice may help prevent and relieve UTIs.
Urinate when you feel the need and do not resist the urge.
Empty your bladder completely and drink a full glass of water after having sex.
Wash genitals daily.
If you are a woman, always wipe from the front to the back after having a bowel movement.
Avoid using douches and feminine hygiene sprays.

What are you currently doing now to treat/help prevent your UTIs?

Read more here: http://www.empowher.com/urinary-tract-infection/content/why-are-utis-so-common-women


June 21, 2016 - 5:51am
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