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Forum Name: Urinary tract infections

Question: UTI's-Bladder infection passed sexually?

 mary's little lamb - Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:02 am

I am a 53 female who was diagnosed with a bladder infection and an unknown bacteria infection in the vagina. My doctor prescribed two different antibiotics at the time. One pill one time. And 1/2 tab of another for six days. I had blood work and test done for HIV and other possible STD's but nothing came back. My question is I have a sex partner that is showing signs of possible UTI. Should I advise him to see a physician for treatment? Can these types of problems be transmitted during sexual intercourse?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:21 pm

User avatar Hi Mary's little lamb,

Urinary tract infections are not contageous. The bacterial infection you are referring to may have been bacterial vaginosis which is also not contageous.

However, your partner's UTI like symptoms may be an STD. I would recommend your partner be tested as well.

Best wishes.
 mary's little lamb - Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:33 pm

Thank you.

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