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Urinary tract infections UTIs are common in women, with cystitis inflammation or infection of the bladder by far the most common type of UTI. The following tips can help you avoid cystitis and other UTIs and help prevent recurrences. Drink lots of fluids every day. Try to drink a glass of water every two or three hours. For an active infection, drink enough so you can pour out a good stream of urine every hour. Urinate frequently and try to empty your bladder completely each time. Never try to hold your urine once your bladder feels full.
Can You Have Sex with a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?
Menopause includes the loss of estrogen , which leads to the thinning of urogenital tissues--which include the vagina, vulva, and urethra. And sex can introduce bacteria to the bladder via the urethra, which can lead to bladder infections. That bacteria may come from hands, saliva, toys… anything that comes into contact with fragile urogenital tissues during sex. Empty your bladder soon after sex; that may flush out bacteria before they proliferate and become an infection.
Can oral sex cause a UTI? First of all, UTIs happen in the bladder, but pathogenic bacteria normally ascend up into the bladder via the urethra. In most cases, there are plenty of potentially pathogenic bacteria already present on your genitals.