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if per have e.coli in urinary tract then can it be transmitted from person to person by sex?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Sexual activity may predispose one of the partners, especially a woman unaccustomed to intercourse, to an infection by the common e coli we all have on board. If a man has a urinary tract infection, it's wise to seek an underlying anatomic defect. Good luck.

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