Medical Specialty >> Infections

Doctors Lounge - Infections Answers

Back to Infections Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/12/2017.

Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: Recieved oral sex from a girl who had tonsillitis

 johnniem474 - Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:44 pm

I have already got the tonsillitis in my throat from the girl but im just wondering if anything is going to happen to my penis because of her having tonsillitis and giving me oral sex, im really really worried!
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:35 pm

User avatar Hello,
Sorry for the delay in replying.

Oral sex although is thought to be safer than vaginal or anal sex in many aspects, transmission of diseases is still possible.

There is a possibility that you may catch infection into the urethra causing urethritis. Since you have caught infection in your throat from your girl friend, the possibility is there.

But if you cleaned yourself immediately after, the risk is much less. So, once you feel any symptoms suggestive of urethritis like burning micturition and frequency, you should contact your doctor and get a urine analysis and culture.

Hope you find this information useful.
Best regards.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us