A 36-year-old male asked:
If prostatitis is caused by chlamydia or an std and u test neg for the std in a urine sample but got prostatitis from oral sex. is it contagious?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: chlamydia is contagious no matter how you contracted it until you are treated effectively.
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Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Prostatitis vs STD: Prostatitis is not an STD and not sexually acquired. Chlamydia doesn't cause prostatitis. However, prostatitis has overlapping symptoms with some STDs, especially nongonococcal urethritis (NGU); it can be hard to tell them apart. NGU can be acquired oral to penis but chlamydia only rarely. Prostatitis is not contagious for sex partners. The risk to partners from non-chlamydial NGU is uncertain.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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