Inflammation of the bladder occurs for various reasons, especially women are often susceptible to this disease, which is facilitated by their physiology. Often, acute cystitis in women occurs after intimacy, which provokes damage to the mucous membrane of the urogenital tract.
Especially often, cystitis develops after the first intercourse with deprivation of virginity. Postcoital cystitis has been called honeymoon syndrome since ancient times, when brides kept their innocence until marriage, and even now the happiest period of family life is often overshadowed by this unpleasant disease. In most cases, this type of cystitis is caused by a bacterial infection and a lack of vaginal lubrication. In such conditions, the mucous membrane of the urethra is very easily damaged, infection penetrates into microscopic abrasions and inflammation develops. The amount of lubricant released can be reduced with the use of spermicides, when the normal microflora of the vagina is disturbed.
Often, cystitis develops with a change of sexual partner or frequent active sex. Sometimes the cause of the disease can be an anatomical feature of the body associated with increased mobility of the external urethra or its too close location to the entrance to the vagina. Failure to follow the rules of personal hygiene can also contribute to the development of cystitis, so it is important that both partners follow the rules of personal hygiene before and after intimacy.
How to treat postcoital cystitis
Signs of acute cystitis appear within 10-15 hours after intimacy: a woman is worried about burning, itching, pain in the lower abdomen, frequent painful urination, the temperature may rise to 37, 5-38 ° C. Antibiotic therapy, a warm heating pad on the lower abdomen and perineum, local herbal baths help to relieve acute symptoms. Acute cystitis usually resolves within 3-5 days, but if treated incorrectly, there is a high risk that the disease will become chronic. In this case, with new provoking factors, cystitis will again remind of itself.
In order to prevent the development of complications, you need to consult a doctor, he should prescribe an examination for both partners for the presence of sexually transmitted infections in the body. Women need to visit a gynecologist to rule out the likelihood of anatomical abnormalities in the location of the urethra. When the diagnosis is confirmed, the position of the urethra is surgically corrected after the acute stage of the disease has been removed and the body is fully examined for infections.
Prevention of cystitis
To avoid this unpleasant disease, you need to follow the rules of personal hygiene, take a shower before and after sex. Women should make it a habit to empty their bladder before and after intimacy.
Frequent partner changes are highly undesirable, especially for women. Also, with cystitis, you need to choose sex positions in which the urethra is less injured. Experiments with anal sex in this case are unacceptable - E. coli in 99% of cases will exacerbate cystitis even when using a condom.
Women need to strengthen their natural immunity in order to increase the body's resistance and reduce the number of bladder inflammations and other genitourinary disorders.