Urinary Tract Infection Transmission During Sex Video

Dr. Akl explains if a urinary tract infection (UTI) can be spread to another during sexual intercourse and shares how a doctor can differentiate between a UTI and a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
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Urinary Tract Infection Transmission During Sex Sexual intercourse can increase the risk of developing urinary tract infections by introducing bacteria from the vagina into the urethra and the bladder. However, urinary tract infections are not a sexually transmitted disease. You can still develop urinary tract infections even if you are not having sexual intercourse. As a physician, to differential between a urinary tract infection and a sexually transmitted disease the appropriate tests are done in the office. For example, for a urinary tract infection a urine culture and sensitivity is done. For a sexually transmitted disease, vaginal and cervical cultures are done to rule out a sexual transmitted disease.

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