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can you pass on a UTI to your partner

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faisal Ahmed
Specializes in Urology
Unlikely: unlikely to pass or cause UTIs with oral sex.

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Unsure, but...: Sexual act would not transmit bacterial UTi, but not sure for some asymptomatic STDs, which are common and transmissible with chlamydia, trich, even g ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: It is virtually impossible to transfer UTI from one individual to another.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
UTI in women and men: The simple answer is that if you have a routine UTI this is not transmitted to your partner. I am always cautious when answering these questions wi ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
25 years experience Internal Medicine
More info needed: I think you are referring to an std? Utis are not transmitted, but having frequent sex predispose women to have more urinary infections. For stds, it ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
No.: You can't catch a UTI by close contact, but the risk of getting a UTI does increase after intercourse. Always best to urinate after sex to help preve ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Vaginal bacteria: Sex doesn't increase UTI risk in males, only in women. Bacteria that cause UTI often exist near the vaginal opening, and sex can "massage" bacteria in ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jie Xu
Dr. Jie Xu answered
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: Urinary tract infections are not contagious.
A member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, : Yes, it is very possible. The bacteria can be carried into the male or female's urethra and introduce it into the bladder. Do not have unprotected se ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not UTI but STD: Utis are not transmitted during sex. Uti 's after sex are result of bacteria at your urinary meatus (opening) being milked up to the bladder during se ... Read More

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