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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 answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: chlamydia is contagious no matter how you contracted it until you are treated effectively.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Provided original answer
And by the way, prostatitis has never been reported to be acquired from oral sex. NGU can be. Another possibly important point is that genitally focused anxiety (usually following a regretted sexual exposure) commonly causes symptoms identical to prostatitis, like pain in the testicles and lower abdomen, urinary urgency, and so on. Maybe something to keep in mind and discuss with your doctor.
Oct 23, 2014
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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