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General measures

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Simple hygiene measures may have a role in some women eg wiping from front to back after defaecation or micturition.

Other measures may include:

  • if woman uses diaphragm and spermicide then consider changing contraceptive method
  • increased fluid intake and hence increase in urine flow
  • frequent and complete bladder emptying
  • emptying the bladder soon after sexual intercourse
  • wash the genitalia before sex, urinate beforehand, drink plenty of fluids
  • ensure adequate lubrication in intercourse

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