I have had recurring UTIs after sex and completed my antibiotic course. Will I get the infection if I have sex again?

Q. How can someone get rid of UTI that recurs after sex?

Answered by
Dr. Uzma Arqam
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 15, 2023

Hello doctor,

I keep getting recurring UTIs every time after sex. Sometimes it happens three times a week. The urine culture shows Streptococcus agalactiae group B. I was given a Fosfomycin sachet, which was effective. But the infection appears again when I have sex. I have been prescribed Nitrofurantoin 100 mg twice daily for ten days. So I was not doing sexual intercourse for the past ten days. But I am afraid of getting the infection again. Will I get the infection if I have sex again as the dose is over? What should I do? Will I ever be able to enjoy sex?

Kindly help.

Thank you.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

It is better to have a consultation regarding UTI (urinary tract infection) with a physician to have proper treatment, as recurrent antibiotics could also give you resistance. Have one high vaginal swab, thyroid function test, transvaginal scan, and one local hysteroscopic examination to exclude any local pathology by a gynecologist. After discussing it with your gynecologist, you can have combined oral contraceptive pills for three months to regulate cycles and prevent unscheduled bleeding. Along with that, please follow these suggestions.

1. Have strict hygiene.

2. Use soft, comfortable cotton undergarments.

3. Have condoms to reduce transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.

4. Have a healthy diet, quit recreational drugs, and try to have recreational activities.

5. Have lots of water.

Thank you.

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