Urinary Tract Problems
Frederick R. Jelovsek MD
Urinary tract infection after sexual relations
I've recently started having sex with a new partner. I have been experiencing pains in my lower abdomen and in my sides. It also hurts to urinate and I feel the urge to go often. Both of us have been in monogamous relationships up until now so there shouldn't be the chance of a STD. Any suggestions?
I had a biopsy of my cervix about 2 months ago which came back OK, but I am suppose to have another one in April. Could this be related to the pain in any way?
It is very likely that you have a urinary tract infection which needs to be treated with antibiotics. You need a urinalysis to be sure, but usually you can just go to the doctor's office and have one done without an appointment.
The pain is not related to the cervical biopsy. It may be related to just the trauma of sexual intercourse in which the urethra can be "rubbed" quite hard and sometimes traumatically.
Also with intercourse, even without an STD, bacteria from the vagina can be introduced into the female urethra. That is why you need to be checked for a bacterial infection.
Sometimes, for a while with a new partner, you may need an antibiotic after intercourse each time. This is how we treat urethral syndrome too.
Symptoms of urinary tract infection
I'm a 19 yo female. Yesterday when I urinated I had severe burning in the urethra and afterwards sharp pains in the pelvic area almost like cramps. Today I feel like I have to urinate all the time and when I do it stings and I feel a VERY strong pressure like there's something I need to pass through the urethra that just won't come and is very painful.
I also have bumps on the pubic area. I just started shaving not too long ago, I'm wondering if that has something to do with it? What is going on?
It sounds as if you have a urinary tract infection. You should see a doctor right away because antibiotics may be needed to prevent a more serious kidney infection.
I do not think the probable urinary tract infection is related to your shaving, but the bumps might be or they could be something else and your doctor will be able to offer some more advice after examination.