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Is prostatitis contagious

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Prostatitis: Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate. It most often starts as a bacterial infection. The majority of cases are caused by bacteria from you... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
NOT contagious: In general most urine/bladder infections are not contagious in men or women. The prostate is located near the bladder in men. However , epididymitis c... Read More
Dr. James Kuan
Urology 22 years experience
Sometimes: If the underlying bacteria is chlamydia or gonorrhea it could be sexually transmitted. Safer sexual practices using condoms is always the best option... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
No: Prostatitis is usually a bacterial infection. After treatment, it cannot spread.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mouth bacteria: The oral cavity has one of the one of the greatest number of disease producing bacteria(pathogenic) of anywhere outside of the anal canal. Yes, it is ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Prostatitis: only 30% of the cases are due to infection .the rest have no known cause and no known cure. Sometimes drugs that reduce prostate size or those that r... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sentef
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Very common: Prostatitis is very common in men in their 30s. Treatment consists of antibiotics daily for 3 to 4 weeks.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Marry: Having prostatitis isn't something that should keep you from getting married.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
Urology 15 years experience
Inflammation: There is 4 general catagories of prostatitis: 1. Acute bacterial - caused by infection 2. Chronic bacterial - recurrent bacterial infection 3. Ch... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Prostatitis: Types are: acute bacterial, chronic bacterial, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, & asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Perhaps: Prostate and seminal vesicle congestion is irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and you suffer irritative eff... Read More

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