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A 27-year-old male asked:

I have enterococcus faecalis in my semen. i take levofloxacin 500mg from doctor. is enterococcus faecalis std/ will become std? is enterococcus faecalis harmless for my sperm? will this bacteria pass to my partner? how long the treatment takes?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Enterococcus faecalis is a stool (poop) germ that is known to cause significant infections in some. Resistance to some antibiotics is well known and sometimes dual (2 at once) treatment is required. It is not considered a STD and may/may not trigger problems for a partner. Treatment followed by repeat culture of the involved material would be standard. Expect it to disable sperm it infects.
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