If you experience symptoms such as frequent urination, lower abdominal pain, the most common symptoms of a urinary tract infection. To prevent this, you should drink as much fluids as possible. High fluid intake removes bacteria and prevents them from attaching to the bladder wall. Also, wear cotton underwear, urinate after each sexual intercourse and always, after urinating, wipe yourself from without to back. In case of an infection, consult the doctor who will most likely recommend a treatment based on antibiotics.
6. Is it normal to have bleeding?
These bloodstains are not normal and you should see a gynecologist. You don't have to be scared, but you don't have to find the explanation. The causes can be varied, such as adverse contraceptive symptoms, a hormonal disorder, an infection, cancer or other ovarian conditions. But only a gynecologist can make the correct diagnosis.
7. Can I have sex the night before the Pap test?
Normally it is better not to have sex if you have to do the Pap test the next day because it can lead to abrasions on the cervix and this can affect the quality of the samples collected. However, if it happens and you have sex, you should not cancel the test. You just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people.
8. Is it possible that my partner has contracted a urinary tract infection from me?
Only women are prone to sexually transmitted urinary tract infections. This is because a woman's urethra is shorter and is located near the vagina, and during intercourse bacteria can easily reach the urinary tract, which eventually leads to a urinary tract infection. In men, this infection is most likely caused by an irregular functioning of the urethra and it is recommended to consult a doctor.