BENGALURU: Can UTI be spread through a common bathroom? It started when my colleague had UTI, following which more of my colleagues got it. I am currently suffering from it and the urine test result showed that I have leukocytes in my urine. It’s happening for the first time and I am 23.I stay in a paying guest and I am worried others will also be infected.
The most common organisms causing UTI do not survive long on surfaces like the toilet seat.The water in the toilet bowl may harbour infective organisms though. So as long as the water doesn’t splash on your privates and you take care to wash hands properly and keep the surfaces in the toilet clean - the chances of spreading infection are minimal to nil.
I am 25-year-old male and have been masturbating for years. Is it okay for me to stop masturbating? Will I experience any medical condition if I stop masturbating completely?
Though excessive masturbation - quite often in a day, regularly - has a few physical/psychological effects - stopping masturbation doesn’t and will not lead to any medical condition.
I suffer frequently from UTI after sexual intercourse. Even though my partner uses condoms to prevent it and I ensure to urinate before and after sex and drink plenty of water and cranberry juice, I still get it everytime. Doctor precribes antibiotics but I’d rather prevent it. Wondering if I should opt for cranberry tablets since I heard it prevents UTIs.
if there is any undetected, underlying condition which is causing the UTI. If this condition is treated, it may possibly help prevent infection in the future.
Also cranberry capsules have the same effect as cranberry juice - they re just easier to consume and stay compliant with, than drinking cranberry juice everyday.
I had UTI the first time after having intercourse without condoms. I am afraid I will start having it frequently. Is it true that once we have UTI, we can never get rid of it completely?
If there are no treatable underlying conditions leading to UTI like retention of urine or kidney stones or systemic conditions like diabetes - then there is no definite guarantee that UTI will not occur again.But by following a series of preventive measures including importantly consuming adequate fluids everyday, maintaining good hygiene and cleanliness etc, it is possible to keep recurrent infection at bay.
The expert is a Consultant Urologist & Transplant Surgeon atFortis Hospital, Cunningham Road
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