Hi Doctor; my girlfriend and I have been having sex
Patient :Hi Doctor; my girlfriend and I have been having sex for the past 3 days, we live in different countries so we hardly meet each other. Yesterday she told me that she saw a trace of blood in her urine when she wiped, it appeared very diluted as it looks rather pink than blood red. This morning she told me that there is more blood when she urinates and she felt a burning sensation. We are both 19 and do not have STDs. Right now she is extremely scared and we do not know what to do. Some people said that it might be caused by rough sex but the bleeding did not start right after we had sex but about half a day after.
Symptoms: Urine blood after intercourse, burning sensation
Thanks for the query to ATD for an opinion,
The blood in urine and burning sensation is indicative of a urinary tract infection which can be acquired most frequently by women after sex due to shorter urethra. The infection need not be a std like chlamydia or gonorrhoea but can be simply an E.COLI or ureaplasma infection which shall present in a similar manner and shall require an antibiotic course for treatment.
Secondly similar symptom are also seen in cases of peri-urethral abrasions during rough sex which may burn once the warm urine touches it and also the healing lesions with clots may dilute with urine giving it a reddish tinge. The best would be to seek a per speculum examination by a gynecologist along with a urine culture test to isolate the causative organism and then can opt for treatment accordingly. In the meantime she should increase her water intake to allow speedy flushing out of infection due to frequent urination.
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