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Can you get urinary tract infections from having protected (and/or unprotected) sex? Ever since I started having sex, I've had a burning senstation that vaguely reminds me of my childhood when I had a nearly permenant urinary tract infection up to my operation. I read online that one of the signs of being pregnant is having to pee more often, so that has me freaked a bit. However, I also read that the reason this happens is because when you're pregnant you have an increased level of the hormone progesterone... which happens to be the pill the doctor just put me on to flush out my body. Uhhmm... so could it just be that? I've got an appointment w/ the gyno next thurs, but having to pee all the time is really sucking and embaressing when it comes to spending time w/ my boy (running to the bathroom every two minutes is just odd.) Do you know of any other cases like this and what it might be? Are there any STDs with these symptoms?
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absolutely. lots of women get UTIs after having sex. That's why it's also called "honeymoon cystitis."

what oyuneed to do isget treated by a doctor. then in the future, always pee before and AFTER having sex. that'll clear out germs that could have been rubbed into your urinary tract before they can cause infection.

and yes, please use or continue to use condoms and lube, too.

According to the experts, I am some species of badass.

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