Post # 1
UTI’s started plaguing me about 1.5 years after DH and I started having sex (he’s my only partner, so I don’t know if I would’ve gotten them with other partners).
I just don’t know what I’m doing wrong – I follow all the rules like peeing before and after sex, wiping front to back – I even take cranberry tablets. And yet here I am again, with another UTI – this time after I thought I had actually shaken them.
So here’s the question – can oral sex cause UTIs?
It’s the only possible cause I can think of… but I feel like it’s a dumb question, because people have oral sex all the time and are fine.
Post # 3
@LadyBear: I am so sorry. I can relate. I find that if I drink a litre of water straight after sex this works well for me. Have you tried it?
Hope you find something that works for you!
Post # 4
Omg that is terrible! UTIs are the WORST. I feel like this is something you should probably talk to your gyn about because s/he might have some good tips/tricks for you. But in my non-professional opinion I could see how oral might cause UTIs because they are from bacteria getting in the area, and human mouths have a bit of bacteria. Although peeing aftewards should flush it out. If I was going to give you some tips I’d say make sure you are really well hydrated so that you pee a lot anyways, drastically reduce your sugar intake because bacteria eats sugar, and consider showering after sex.
Post # 5
As far as I know, it can cause UTIs. If your DH has anything in his mouth and it gets down there, you could get an infection.
I feel for you, I’ve been in the same situation until three weeks ago. I’ve had them for 3 years now, since we started having sex. Followed all the rules and no matter what I just keep getting them.
After many, many doctor visits my doctor prescribed me an antibiotic (macrobid) to take every time after sex. It’s been almost 3 weeks and I feel so normal now. Talk to your doctor and make sure they figure it out. I know how exhausting it can be to get UTIs all the time.
Post # 6
For someone that has had them all my life despite doing everything right… go to your local health store and buy probiotics from the refrigerated section. If you tell them the problem they can usually direct you to the best one. They run about $30 for a two month supply but they work and I haven’t had one in a very long time now.
My doctor used to give me antibiotics and I would get them again in a month… so I was so thankful that this worked for me.
I use this one but others work too
Post # 7
I also get frequent UTI’s and I try to do everything “right” as well. Inevitably, I still get them…and at the worst times, like right before or during a trip we took to Paris. That’s why I know always travel with an Rx for Macrobid from my OB/GYN so I can start anti-biotics at the very first sign of a UTI. My OB/GYN is aware of the frequency of my UTI’s and a few years ago suggested I see a Urologist. I would suggest to consider seeing a urologist because they can do a simple cytoscopy to make sure everything is working properly with your bladder and urinary tract. The procedure is quick, but uncomfortable, as they have to insert a tube into your urethra. It was worth it to learn that nothing is deformed or otherwise problematic, but I do still remain cognizant of peeing before/after sex, drinking lots of water, and always keeping AZO on hand.