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Question: Can male bacterial prostatitis infect a female during sex?

 maestrogn - Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:33 pm

I am just getting over an acute bacterial prostatitis (the lab cultured e coli a week ago from my urine sample). My antibiotic treatment (bactin) has now gone on for one week (and will continue for a second week) and I am feeling considerably better.

My question concerns my fear that having sex with my wife at this point could potentially give her an e-coli vaginal infection. Am I right to be concerned?

We'd really like to get back to normal relations after this hiatus but I want to be sure about this.

Thanks for your help.

 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:55 pm

User avatar Hello,
After a week of antibiotic treatment, you should be fine to resume sexual relationships without fear of bacterial spread. However, you should still completel your prescribed dosage of the medication. There is a greater risk of e-coli if you have anal sex.

Best wishes.

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