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Can men get yeast and bacterial infections? Will they have symptom?

Can men get yeast and bacterial infections? Will they have symptom?

Yeast in males: Men can get genital yeast infections and infection with ureoplasma, bacterial vaginosis as well as trichimoniasis, GC and chlamydia. Yeast can be from partners or if they are diabetic. Usually they have discomfort with urination or discharge and should be treated, as should the partners. Sometimes it is difficult to identify the organism and it is called non specific urethritis. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I'm just wondering, if your girlfriend has a vaginal bacterial infection can the man catch it?

I'm just wondering, if your girlfriend has a vaginal bacterial infection can the man catch it?

Yes: Usually men do not get symptoms of it, but you can colonize with the bactria and reinfect your partner specially if uncircumcized. I usually treat both of you. This is not an std though. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a man get a bacterial infection from a woman?

It'd be possible that a man get a bacterial infection from a woman?

Yes.: There are many possibilities including sexually transmitted disease (stds), strep and certain kinds of pneumonia. ...Read more

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I have a bacterial infection, how can I cure that?

I have a bacterial infection, how can I cure that?

Antibiotics: Certainly you need to see your primary care md. Bacterial infections are treated with anticiotics, whereas viral infections are not. Your primary will help you.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why won't my bacterial infection go away?

I'm wondering why won't my bacterial infection go away?

Don't know where on: Your body the infection is. However if you have an infection that is not improving or is getting worse - seek medical help. ...Read more

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I have a bacterial infection. Could I pass it onto my boyfriend?

Some, yes: Bv. Or bacterial vaginosis can be passed back and forth. Some doctors routinely treat both partners, especially if recurrent. ...Read more

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Is the bacterial infection I have behind my lightheadedness?

Is the bacterial infection I have behind my lightheadedness?

Not enough informati: The phrase bacterial infection is too vague for anyone to answer. You will need to be more specific about the infection you have. ...Read more

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I have bacterial infection bv, what to do?

I have bacterial infection bv, what to do?

Bacteria Vaginosis: The diagnosis is made by taking a vaginal swab for a wet mount. If clue cells are seen under a microscope it is definitive for BV usually caused by the bacteria gardnerella vaginalis, which can be treated with metronidazole. You will need a prescription which can be obtained by your family doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a bacterial infection?

Antibiotics: A bacterial infection is treated with antibiotics. The sooner treatment is started, the better. Consult with your dentist or doctor ...Read more

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I have leukemia, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

I have leukemia, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

It is possible: Leukemia itself may reduce your white blood cells that fight infection (granulocytes) but many of the treatments we use to destroy these leukemia cells also reduce your normal granulocytes. This can increase your chance of infection and spread to the blood stream (sepsis). Antibiotics offer some protection from this happening. ...Read more

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I have burkett's lymphoma, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

I have burkett's lymphoma, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

It is possible: Usually the treatment for burkett's lymphoma is quite aggressive. This usually means that your normal white blood cells - which protect you from infection with bacteria may be lower for a longer period of time. The longer they are quite low, the higher the chance of infection that may spread to your blood stream (septicemia). ...Read more

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Is there any way for me to figure out if I likely have a virus or a bacterial infection?

Is there any way for me to figure out if I likely have a virus or a bacterial infection?

Unfortunately No: For many infections either by bacteria or by viruses, one can take blood, or body fluid (such as sputum, urine) or tissue (such as a biopsy), and culture them in the lab, or use a test to show us any evidence of a particular bacteria or virus. But all these tests are done in a lab. You cannot usually tell if a given infection is caused by which, though a viral infection is usually self-limiting. ...Read more

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If I take amoxicillin, will it make it harder for my child to fight future bacterial infections?

If I take amoxicillin, will it make it harder for my child to fight future bacterial infections?

Not at all: People don't become "resistant " to antibiotics, germs do. Sometimes they won't work because you have a resistant strain of germs or the illness was viral & never needed or would respond to antibiotics. Since you can't become resistant, you certainly can't pass that on. Your goal in life is to make sure you only use them when needed. ...Read more

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What if im not sexualy active and I have a vaginal bacterial infection what reason could it be for it?

Infection: Of the vagina with bacteria can occur without sexual activity due to changes in diet or careless hygiene. Keep yourself clean, after toileting wipe yourself front to back and consider adding a probiotic like yogurt, sauerkraut or kimchee to your diet. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more