What causes painful urination post sexual activity?
I think you may have a urinary tract infection
Hello, and I hope I can help you today.
It is not unusual for women to get a urinary tract infection after a lot of sexual activity. The urethra, which is the opening where urine comes out is very close to the top of the opening of your vagina. Chafing of this area by sexual activity can spread bacteria on your skin up into the urethra and cause an infection of your bladder. This causes the pain when you urinate. You may also experience urgency, which is feeling like you have to go even when there is little urine in the balder, or blood in your urine.
Unfortunately the only proper cure for a UTI is an oral antibiotic. Azo will help a little bit and make you feel better but it is not enough to fully kill the bacteria on your urine. Common antibiotics good for UTIs include nitrofurantion, cipro and trimethoprim/sulfa, all twice daily for 3-5 days.
In the meantime until you can get a doctor's prescription, drinking lots of water and cranberry juice (real juice not pills) can help clean out your bladder.
If you have external chafing, plain petroleum jelly can be soothing and crates a waterproof barrier that can help if the urine burns your skin.
I hope I was able to adequately answer you question today and that my advice was helpful. If you need anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Best wishes, Dr. Brown
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