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    An_191907 posted:
    i had a partial hysterectomy ( only uterus) and a mesh insertion for stress incontinence done in oct of this yr..wore a catheter for about 4 days at home...after about a month i developed a bladder infection.which my doctor said was unusual after being so long.was put on meds to get rid of it but now have developed a new one..2 questions..?? after having the mesh operation will i be prone to these infections more frequently?? can UTI be transferred from a male to female? since this was 1st time having intercourse since operation it just seemed strange that i would get another UTI so fast...
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    Diane K Newman, RN-C, MSN, ANP responded:
    Some women do get more infections after mesh surgery but they should not keep reoccurring. Has the doctor made sure you are completely emptying your bladder—if there is urine that stays in the bladder after voiding, it could cause an infection.

    It is very common for women to get an infection in relation to intercourse. I suggest you void before and after sex.


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