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Bladder Infection

Patient: Can sex cause a bladder infection?

 

 

Doctor: Yes, sexual intercourse can be considered a risk factor for the development of a Urinary Tract Infection. Urinary tract infections are very common in women, and many women will experience more than one. A key reason is their anatomy. Women have a shorter urethra, which cuts down on the distance bacteria must travel to reach the bladder.It is recommended for women and also for men to empty the bladder soon after having intercourse to remove the bacteria form the urethra, also wipe from front to back. I wish you the best.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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