I was just wondering....can u get a bladder infection from unprotected sex?any input would be great!
I am not a doctor but I have done a lot of reading on the subject in order to supply information to a lady friend of mine who has a recurring bladder infection problem (though it is not as the result of sexual activity). The short answers to your questions are:
1. Yes you can but, under normal circumstances, it is a rare occurrence. Women sometimes get "honeymoon cystitis" (an inflamed bladder lining caused by infection) because of excessive sexual activity which causes chafing of the urinary meatus (Slang term "pee hole"). Any inflammation of a body surface predisposes the area to infection because the skin surface is "broken" and the natural protection us lost. The bacteria could come from anywhere, from the husband or the wife since we all carry around bacteria on the surface of our skin even if we are fussy about hygiene.
2. Having unprotected sex with a partner whose penile hygiene leaves a lot to be desired could cause a bladder infection. If this type of partner wears a condom, the chances are you won't get an infection.
3. There are other causes of bladder infection which have nothing to do with sexual activity. Faulty hygiene is the main cause but some women just have a chronic problem which flares up when they are stressed.
If you get a bladder infection you will experience pain, there might be blood in your urine and it is very likely your urine will be cloudy from the pus. For a light infection, you might cure it simply by drinking lots of cranberry juice but most of the time you will need a broad-spectrum antibiotic such as Cipro (requires a prescription). Better to see a doctor to be sure. Even with an antibiotic, the cranberry juice will help. According to studies, it either causes the bacteria to fall off the bladder wall or prevents them from adhering to it.
I hope you find this info helpful.
Yes you can. Make sure you urinate before and after you have sex. If you do get an infection, you need an antibiotic to make it go away.