I have my first ever UTI (wow, this things suck) and the doctor prescribed me Bactrim. I was going to try drinking cranberry/water and flushing it out myself but the pressure at the end of when I pee is pretty unbearable. My pee has also been red/pinkish, which the doctor said could be blood, so I think I should start taking the meds asap. I'm on Yaz and starting the 3rd week of my active pills. The doctor said I should use backup protection for the rest of my pack but it dawned on me...since sperm can live in the body for up to 7 days...would my protection already be compromised? If so, is this incentive to bear through the UTI pain for another few days until any live sperm would be out of my body and then start the antibiotics?
Any info or suggestions would be great.