Originally posted by Spunkie4515: |
I think I have a UTI. The thing is I just recently had sex for the first time close to a week ago. I have had it 4 times (with the same person) over a period of 3 days and i didnt have any symptoms till 2 days after the last time. I read that UTI could be cause in women by sexual intercourse. I am only 15 and my mom is going with me to the doctor but she doesnt know I have had sex. Can the doctor tell that I have had sex without me telling him? Will the doctor say anything about that? If he has to will there be any way my mom won't have to be in the room with me? Should I just make her wait outside?
[This message has been edited by Spunkie4515 (edited 08-06-2003).]
First of all, the doctor knows that taking histories like these are awkward and will probably ask you if you want your mom to wait outside, considering I know exactly what the doctor will ask you, I suggest you do ask your mom to wait outside (I know I would have at your age!!
Can the doctor tell that I have had sex without me telling him?
Well...no, not really, BUT UTIs are MUCH more common in sexually active girls than they are in non sexually active ones, so he'll probably have a good idea. But trust me, he wouldn't go and blab that to your mom...everything you tell him in privacy is part of patient confidentiality...even if your mom asks, he can't say anything.
Will the doctor say anything about that? If he has to will there be any way my mom won't have to be in the room with me? Should I just make her wait outside?
Since you do have a UTI, he will definitely ask about whether you are sexually active or not...ask to go in alone or ask your mom to leave if she's already there.
He will ask you some or all of the following questions (or more):
are you sexually active?
when is the last time you had intercourse?
when did the symptoms start?
any burning when you pee?
is the frequency of when you pee increased?
any blood in the urine?
did you use protection when you had sex?
how many sexual partners have you had?
any fever, chills or sweats?
any flank pain?
If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I know this stuff so well because I've had to interview a ton of patients with potential UTIs.