Having to urinate every 15 minutes, having burning or pain with urination, and passing blood in your urine, are classic symptoms of a bladder infection. Another warning sign is urgency, the feeling that you have to go right now, even though you only pass a few drops at a time.
Also known as “honeymoon cystitis”, urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common with first-time intercourse, when having sex with a new partner, or when it’s the first time in a long time. That’s because intercourse may be more passionate, more vigorous, or simply last longer.
The bladder or the urethra (the tube that carries urine out from the bladder) can be irritated or roughened during intercourse. That irritation makes it easy for an infection to settle in. Drinking plenty of water and cranberry juice will help ease your symptoms, but antibiotics are necessary to cure the infection.
You need a check-up right away to see if you have a bladder infection, and you need to get it treated if you do.