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Bad smelling urine after having sex. What could this be?

Hey, so I m on my period and me and my boyfriend had sex two nights ago. When i woke up the next morning (Saturday) it seeing a little when i peed and smelt bad. I just blew it off because i thought it might of been from having sex then sleeping in a tampon (which your not supposed to do). Then this morning it did it again... Now I m worried what could this be? ... Please help..
Asked On : Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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Hello. It isn't uncommon for women to develop bladder infections after having sex, presumably because sexual intercourse introduces bacteria into the urethra (the tube that drains urine from your bladder). Bladder infections are more likely to occur if you don't urinate within an hour or two after intercourse. Inserting a tampon before you went to sleep could have played a role, too.
If your urinary burning hasn't resolved -- or if your urine still smells bad -- see your doctor. He/she can take a urine sample to see if you have a bladder infection; if that's what's going on here, a short course of antibiotics will be needed to clear things up.
Good luck!
Answered: Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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