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19 Things You Know If Your Urinary Tract Gets Infected A Lot

*Sees a girl drinking cranberry juice* I'm so sorry, I feel your pain.

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2. You probably have your cranberry pills at the ready, though.

4. But if that fails, your GP probably already has your prescription for antibiotics the moment you walk into their office.


If they're nice, they'll give you a clean, empty, pee container at the end of your appointment, "for next time".


5. You might have made the stupid decision to let the infection "pass on its own" in the past, then suffered the terrible consequences.

6. You've also downed entire cartons of cranberry juice, only to find out it's utterly useless against UTIs.

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You need the real cranberry juice stuff, not the sweetened diluted stuff!


11. The moment after sex basically always involves a debate in your head about whether or not you should get out of bed to pee.

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The answer is yes you should, no matter how tired you are.


13. Other times, sex follows with you nonchalantly announcing you need to wee and jumping out of bed immediately.

the most unrealistic part of sex and the city is how none of the characters pee after sex and miraculously don't get utis every episode

That's something you never see in movies.

15. In fact, you're low-key jealous of those without vaginas for being very unlikely to get UTIs.

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Nor do they have to deal with periods, thrush, or childbirth. Why must vaginas be so complicated???


18. If you've had UTIs often enough, you feel like you start to experience a ~phantom sting~.

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"Is that the beginnings of a UTI? Or did we just get a little too enthusiastic in bed last night?? Or worse, both???"