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Can sex cause a UTI?

Can sex cause a UTI?

When you have sexual intercourse, the bacteria can travel up the urethra and into the bladder. From there, it can multiply and cause a UTI.

Even though sex itself isn’t responsible for a UTI, it can certainly trigger the condition in women. It’s quite common to develop a UTI after frequent intercourse with a new partner. That’s why bladder infections are nicknamed “honeymoon cystitis.”

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