Aunt Vadge: had sex, now pain and blood when I pee… what’s going on?

Hi there Aunt Vadge, 

I had sex for the first time, and two days later I experienced pain and a bit of blood while peeing. It wasn’t like the whole time, just the last couple drops. Everytime I flex my abs while peeing, it hurts. It’s been two weeks. No more blood, just pain at the end while peeing. I decided to see what was going on, and I used my hand to see what hurt, but I couldn’t tell. I only knew I was wet and it was gross. I don’t know what is going on I just want it to stop.

Sincerely,
Bleeding

Hi there Bleeding,

It sounds like you have a urinary tract infection. You can look up strategies to get rid of the pain at our UTI page. There is plenty to be done, but if the pain or bleeding continues (I realise it has stopped bleeding, but if it starts again), please see a doctor, because the infection can quickly become worse and go into your kidneys.

Try the UTI tips and tricks, but don’t wait too long to go to the doctor if it is not resolving – any discomfort upon urination is a sign of infection, so don’t think because it’s mostly gone that it’s gone, because it’s not. Sometimes things aren’t fixable at home, though if you follow all the instructions, you will be likely UTI-free very soon.

If it’s not a UTI and doesn’t go away, you could have a sexually transmitted infection like chlamydia, so if there is any chance you could have an STI (if you didn’t properly use a condom), you need to go to the clinic and get tested, and if it’s positive for an infection, get the antibiotics to solve the problem quickly. Use condoms regardless in the meantime if you are having sex again.

Anyone can have an STI and often guys don’t get any symptoms.

Also, check your sexual hygiene in future – always pee after sex to rinse out the bacteria, and if you are prone to infections, use condoms. Most of the UTIs women get are from E.coli, which is found in your bowels, so it’s important to keep the areas separate. Infections are easy to get.

Write anytime!

Warmest regards,
Aunt Vadge