Sexual health

I get UTI quite regularly and my GP told me that peeing after sex can help prevent it. Really?? How does that work?

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  1. Dr Lim Min Yu
  2. Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
  3. 01 Mar 2021
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Women may be at higher risk of developing a urinary tract infection (UTI) after having sex. This is because the urethra, which is the tube that runs from the bladder to the outside is shorter in a woman than a man. During sex, bacteria can be shifted from around the anus towards the front, and then into the urethra. Passing urine after having sex can help to flush the bacteria out and reduce the chance of developing UTI. You should also remember to always wipe from front to back, and not from back to front, to reduce the chance of spreading bacteria.

  1. Nicole D
  2. 03 Mar 2021
omg I didn’t realise about the direction of wiping affects too ?
Does that mean only the bacteria from the anus is responsible for UTI infection? Could there be other sources too? Maybe a little TMI but I wonder if the splash back from toilet bowls can also increase infection..
  1. User
  2. 28 Feb 2021
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My gyane recommended that as well! She said it helps to flush bacteria out.

i have been practicing that since then.

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