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Why do I always get Bladder Infections during my period?

By Anonymous June 6, 2015 - 5:57pm
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For the past 3-4 months I have been experiencing bladder infections and have been to the doctor 4 times. They did a urine sample every time, then they asked me questions, then they prescribed me antibiotics. It would go away and I thought I would be clear. I do not take baths (The last bath i took was for 5 mins 2 days ago), I wipe Front to Back, I drink plenty of water, I hardly ever drink caffeine. I am going back to the doctor on Monday and I am most likely going to see a specialist. So my questions are, Why am I so prone to Bladder Infections on my period? And what do they do at a specialist? Are there more ways I can improve my health so I do not get them anymore?

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Hello and thank you for sharing your question.

There is no particular known reason why some women are more prone to infection than others.  However, you are doing the right things.  Here are more helpful tips.

Sometimes sex or penetration can push bacteria into the bladder.  It is important to urinate directly before and after having sex to flush out the bacteria.

Also it is important to wipe from front to back and not back to front after using the bathroom.

Sometimes the chemical nature of tampons can irritate the vagina and urethra giving bacteria the chance to invade.

When you see a specialist you will probably receive a pelvic exam and/or a pap smear to they can do more in-depth analyzation.  It is a good idea to see a specialist since your infections are reoccurring.

Good luck at your doctor's appointment.


June 7, 2015 - 11:14am
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