It hurts when we have sex. What can I do?
Some women with bladder problems may have pain during intercourse. If this happens, contact your healthcare provider for advice.
I feel very dry.
It is common to have difficulties with moisture in the tissue of your genitalia. Try some water-based lubricant. If you have sore skin, you should see your healthcare provider
I get frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
Some of the things you can do to try to minimize getting UTI’s with sexual activity
- Be sure to empty your bladder before and after sexual activity
- Be careful to clean your genital area before and after sex.
- Drink lots of water afterwards as this will flush out bacteria.
If these suggestions do not prevent UTIs, talk to your healthcare professional.
I am pregnant. Can IC harm my baby?
Intermittent catheterization will not harm the baby at any stage of your pregnancy.