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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: Can I re-infect myself?


 har234 - Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:48 pm

As my other post stated I have been one several courses of treatment for Chlamydia, none of which seem to be working. My question is if I masturbate am I at risk of keeping myself infected (or re-infecting myself for that matter)? A silly question I'm sure, but I'm trying to figure out why nothing I've taken has worked so far after 4 months.

Thanks
 Dr. Anthony Solomon - Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:55 pm

Some venereologists believe that frequent "squeezing" of the penis to check for a urethral discharge (practised by some infected persons on treatment) may sometimes delay a cure, causing a persistence of symptoms. This is not regarded as a re-infection, but as an unresolved infection.

It is not unlikely that frequent masturbation may have the same effect.

You should have posted this question in the same thread as your previous posts, to maintain continuity.


Dr Anthony Solomon

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