Dr. Akl describes a urinary tract infection (UTI) and if urinating after sex can prevent this infection.
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Defining Urinary Tract Infection Hi, my name is Dr. Mohamed Akl. I am a urogynecologist at Banner Gateway Hospital. A urogynecologist is a subspecialist who specializes in female bladder and pelvic disorders. Urinary tract infection is an infection of any organ of the urinary tract, specifically the bladder and/or the kidneys. Yes, sometimes sexual intercourse can be a predisposing factor for urinary tract infection in females because with penile penetration bacteria can be introduced from the vagina into the urethra and then into the bladder. So, urinating or emptying the bladder after sexual intercourse can help prevent urinary tract infections.
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