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Why Does It Burn When I Pee After Sex?

by Alivia Nyhan
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Burning when urinating is one of the most annoying sensations that can exist. It creates a discomfort that makes it difficult to perform everyday tasks typically. If you add to this the concern that it started after a sexual relationship, it is logical that you are worried. But you should know that most of the time, they are simple causes to solve, such as vaginitis or cystitis.

Next, from FastlyHeal, we tell you the causes of burning when urinating after having sex and what to do.

Burning when urinating from vaginitis

The vagina is the place where the penis enters during sexual intercourse. This area is susceptible and can be inflamed after sexual intercourse for several reasons:

  • Lack of lubrication in the vaginal area.
  • Very intense sexual relationship.
  • Repetitive sexual intercourse.
  • Showers or vaginal cleanings after sexual intercourse.
  • Infection of a sexually transmitted disease.

In all these cases, you may feel burning and even pain when urinating, discomfort in the lower belly area, and a feeling of having to urinate frequently or urinate a little.

If you also have vaginal discharge, it can be a sign of infection in the vagina. You should consult your doctor or trusted doctor if you notice that:

  • It has an odor.
  • Te pica.
  • The discharge is yellow, greenish, or bloody.
  • You have quite a bit of pain.
  • You have a fever or general malaise.

Likewise, you must go to a medical check-up if urinating symptoms do not subside quickly.

Candida vaginitis

One of the most common causes of vaginal inflammation is the growth of a fungus called candida, leading to the infection known as a vaginal yeast infection. Among the symptoms that may appear are:

  • Ardor.
  • Vaginal pain
  • Itch.
  • Whitish, lumpy discharge.
  • Discomfort when urinating

It can be treated with eggs or oral antifungals, but changes in habits and eating are often substantial.


When the bacteria that should be in the vagina (own flora) are altered, they give rise to the proliferation of other bacteria. In this case, there is burning, discomfort when urinating, and a foul-smelling grayish-white discharge.

In that case, a doctor will indicate changes in habits so that the flora returns to normal and appropriate vaginal ovules or tablets.


Trichomoniasis has transmitted from one person to another, the sex unprotected.

A man may feel burning, pain, and discomfort when urinating. A woman can also have these symptoms and a greenish, smelly discharge.

Oral antiparasitics are required for its treatment, both for you and your partner. It is essential to rule out other sexually transmitted diseases like HIV or hepatitis.

Burning when urinating from cystitis

The bladder and urethra, the urinary system, are practically attached to the vagina. It is therefore understandable that intense sexual intercourse causes inflammation in that area.

The female urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside, is much shorter than men. Therefore, any infection in it quickly penetrates the bladder, causing cystitis.

Other prevalent causes of cystitis in women are:

  • Incorrect cleaning after going to the bathroom: this should be done from front to back to avoid transferring fecal matter remains to the vagina and urethra.
  • Do not urinate when you feel like it: holding your urine in case of need is very harmful.
  • Forcing urine: it is also bad if you will urinate without wanting to do so.
  • She is not drinking enough fluids.
  • Bad eating habits: not consuming fruits and vegetables, excess processed dairy, meat, refined alcohol, and tobacco are harmful and generate a tendency to disease.

Symptoms of cystitis

If you have a UTI, you may have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Burning or pain when urinating.
  • I need to urinate frequently.
  • Urinate a negligible amount.
  • I felt that all the urine had not been eliminated.
  • Blood in the urine.
  • Discomfort.
  • Pain in the genital area, pelvis, or lower abdomen.

If you notice pain in the back, fever, decay, or general discomfort in addition to feeling this, you should go to a health center promptly.

Interstitial cystitis

Interstitial cystitis is a chronic bladder disease, meaning the urination discomfort from cystitis occurs repeatedly. Sometimes spontaneously and sometimes due to triggers such as menstruation, stress, exercise, or sexual intercourse. In this case, the discomfort can appear during sexual intercourse, which is usually quite disturbing.

The cause of this problem is not known, and many factors are believed to contribute. It is more common in women over 30 years old, although it can also affect men.

Treatment can include numerous therapies: anti-inflammatory drugs, bladder nerve stimulation therapies, and even surgery.

But, the most important thing to take into account is the change in habits that have been associated with this problem:

  • Improve nutrition.
  • Avoid spicily.
  • Skip artificial sweeteners.
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
  • Do not consume carbonated drinks.

What to do if you feel burning when urinating after having sex

If this is the first time this has happened to you, you can:

  • Drink fluids: water and fruit juices (especially grape or blueberry juices are the best in these cases).
  • Apply cold compresses to the lower abdomen.
  • Do not douche.
  • You can take a pain reliever like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  • You can go to a natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory: ginger tea. To prepare it, you must cut a couple of slices from the root and boil them in pure water for 10 minutes. You let it rest for 10 more minutes, and it is ready.

Suppose you notice that the discomfort continues after a couple of days. It is better to consult your doctor or trusted doctor to rule out a vaginal infection or cystitis that requires antibiotics.

If you have some other disease that causes your defenses to go below, such as diabetes, do not wait for the problem to subside. Better approach a professional who can help you before suffering complications.

If the reason has been a sexually transmitted disease for not having used protection during the relationship, you must rule out other diseases (such as HIV or hepatitis).

If you feel burning when you urinate after having sex frequently, you should carefully evaluate your habits. As we have mentioned in the previous section, some of them promote this type of annoyance, such as:

  • The vaginal douches.
  • Bad urination habits.
  • Improper cleaning of the genital area.
  • Bad eating habits.
  • Widespread, intense sexual intercourse and with little lubrication.

If you notice that this problem afflicts you very frequently, it is best to consult a gynecologist. It is essential to rule out infections in the genital area or interstitial cystitis. A professional can guide you to avoid this recurring problem.

This article is merely informative. At FastlyHeal .com, we do not have the power to prescribe medical treatments or make any diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor if you present any type of condition or discomfort.

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