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Old 04-23-2016, 05:59 PM
 
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Definitely see a urologist, as others have mentioned. And drink real cranberry juice and also water.

Also, don't take baths (and certainly not bubble baths!) - take showers instead.

Do you have skin sensitivities otherwise?
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Old 04-23-2016, 08:17 PM
 
Location: The South
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I think it's more intercourse related. My doctor told me the best thing that I could do for myself was make sure that I was drinking a crap load of water after being active. My mother is also susceptible to them. Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:11 AM
 
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I think it's more intercourse related. My doctor told me the best thing that I could do for myself was make sure that I was drinking a crap load of water after being active. My mother is also susceptible to them. Thanks!
If your doctor thinks they are related to intercourse, you also need to force yourself to use the bathroom after sex.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:58 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I think it's more intercourse related. My doctor told me the best thing that I could do for myself was make sure that I was drinking a crap load of water after being active. My mother is also susceptible to them. Thanks!
Are you using lube? Someone posted a link above about lube, so I thought I'd mention that you can develop a sensitivity to lubricants which can feel like burning sensations or dozens of little paper cuts and feels worse when you urinate. It doesn't lead to UTI but it can definitely mimic some of the symptoms.
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Old 04-24-2016, 12:11 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Worked with a man whose wife had UTI's quite often until she tried a remedy a friend said worked for them. Every night before bed she would drink one bottle of beer. She said she had been drinking that beer for 4 or 5 years now and hasn't had any more trouble. She never was much of a drinker but said she can handle a beer if it helps with this.
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Old 04-24-2016, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Canada
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You need to see a dr, not pop cranberry pills. While cranberry is good for you, you need to find out WHY you keep getting so many UTIs...its not normal, so call a urologist.
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I think it's more intercourse related. My doctor told me the best thing that I could do for myself was make sure that I was drinking a crap load of water after being active. My mother is also susceptible to them. Thanks!
This link actually explains why. There's been some good tips here offered..so since you seem to have identified the activity which seems most likely ~~ This link kind of explain why. Oh, yes..it's also a very common infection for diabetics too!

What Are the Causes of Frequent UTI? | LIVESTRONG.COM

Then of course some helpful hints that some have already mentioned including you own doctor with the water drinking..however it's more important to prevent by drinking water or unsweetened fluids BEFORE you engage YKWIM

Ways to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections | LIVESTRONG.COM
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Old 04-24-2016, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Rivendell
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Try taking D-Mannose to prevent them. It works well for me. It's at the health food store and makes the bladder lining inhospitable to germs so they can't hold on and multiply. Natural stuff.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:56 AM
 
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I think it's more intercourse related. My doctor told me the best thing that I could do for myself was make sure that I was drinking a crap load of water after being active. My mother is also susceptible to them. Thanks!
Always try and have a pee after having intercourse.
Also, the cranberry juice (organic, not loaded with sugar) will prove a BIG help.
Also cut out refined sugars...even just for a couple of days and you'll notice a diff.....good luck.
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