I had sex Thursday and lately it has been hurting to pee. By the way I started my period. Should I go to the doctor?

Burning with urination could be a sign an infection. Some people with a vagina may experience yeast or bacterial vaginitis that can cause burning with urination. Burning with urination can also be a symptom of some sexually transmitted infections.

In order for someone to contract an STI, they would need to engage in sexual activity with a person who already has an STI in which one or more of these modes would come into play.

STIs can be transmitted through oral sex, anal sex, and vaginal sex. Many people think that oral sex poses no risk of STI transmission. But the fact is, you can get all but two STIs (except for pubic lice and Trichomoniasis) when engaging in oral sex with someone who has the infection.

But the good news is that there are ways to reduce the risk of STI transmission! Using a condom for oral sex on a penis will help drastically reduce your risk of transmitting an STI.  If oral sex is being performed on the vagina or anus, a dental dam can be used to help reduce your risk also! You can pick up free condoms and dental dams at Teen Clinic.

It is important to be seen by a medical professional if you are having continuous burning with urination. Call our Teen Clinic to make an appointment, we are always here for you! 303-442-5160