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I am noticing dry semen stains in my partners underwear, it's only happening approx once a week. Is this normal or could it be a sign of infection?

I am noticing dry semen stains in my partners underwear, it's only happening approx once a week. Is this normal or could it be a sign of infection?

Not semen. STD?: Semen doesn't leak in that way, leaving stains, unless he masturbates and ejaculates into his underwear. Sounds like urethral discharge. That's usually a sign of STD. However, STD discharge is unlikely to occur once a week, and STD chance depends on your and his sexual risks (other partners?). Your partner should see a doctor; if any STD risks, you both should be tested. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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What are the drugs I can use for staphylococcus infection?

What are the drugs I can use for staphylococcus infection?

Several options: Depending on the nature of the infection and its severity, and whether methicillin resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) is suspected, some oral drugs are amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin), cephalexin, sulfa-trimethoprim (Bactrim), and linazolid. IV treatments include nafcillin, cefoxitin, and vancomycin. There are other options as well, depending on circumstances. Do not attempt self treatment; see MD. ...Read more

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Can semen stuck in the uretha cause infection?

Can semen stuck in the uretha cause infection?

Not usually: A women's urethra (tube from bladder to outside) is very short. So its easy for bacteria in the urethra to work their way into the bladder during intercourse. Unless your partner has an infection, stuck semen is not usually infectious.

Its a good idea to always urinate after intercourse to get rid of any bacteria. This will help prevent urinary infections. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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What are the infection can be seen on semen analysis and what causes these?

Depends on tests: Routine semen analysis does not include tests for infection. If white blood cells are seen in the semen, the laboratory may recommend culture. Testing for sexually transmitted diseases can be done on blood and urine and does not require a semen specimen. ...Read more

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How do you get infected with staphylococcus hominis subsp. Hominis and what consecuences this infection has?

How do you get infected with staphylococcus hominis subsp. Hominis and what consecuences this infection has?

This organism is...: Normally found on the skin and rarely causes infection except when it is associated with devices such as IV lines, pacemakers, artificial heart valves and prosthetic joints. In those situations, the device needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Staphylococcus Haemolyticus found in small to mod. Amount in semen culture two times. No pus cells in urine and normal range in Semen. Should I treat?

Staphylococcus Haemolyticus found in small to mod. Amount in semen culture two times. No pus cells in urine and normal range in Semen. Should I treat?

Ask your doctor: If you've had a semen culture there must be a reason for it, so I would treat based on the reason the culture was taken. In other words, I would ask your doctor what it means and why the culture was taken. Does a female in your life have symptoms? Do you have symptoms? ...Read more

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What does a semen infection mean?

What does a semen infection mean?

Semen: This means an infection in the seminal fluids released during male orgasm and this can be one of many different organisms, usually ones that are responsible for sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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My husband has noted an infection when he taken semen anaysis. Is it a major problem?

My husband has noted an infection when he taken semen anaysis. Is it a major problem?

Depends!: What kind of infection? Tuberculosis? HIV? Something simple to treat like Chlamydia? The healthiest baby is made from the healthiest parents. Wait until the infection is cured and all meds out of his system before you think about making a baby. ...Read more

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My semen culture keeps being positive for enterrococcus faecalis. What does it mean if it's a contaminant, not an infection?

My semen culture keeps being positive for enterrococcus faecalis. What does it mean if it's a contaminant, not an infection?

Infection?: The repeated isolation of the same organism from expressed prostatic secretions suggest a chronic infection. I would talk to your doctor and consider antibiotic therapy for 6 weeks to treat chronic baccterial prostatitis. Check culture and sensitivity as Enterococcus faecalis relatively resistant ...Read more

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Can staphylococcus epidermidis cause urinary infection?

Can staphylococcus epidermidis cause urinary infection?

Some labs do not: Identify coagulase negative staph as a specific species and call them all 'epidermidis'. Staph saprophyticus does cause utis in young women. ...Read more

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What does a semen culture check for? Can it see a ureaplasma infection?

What does a semen culture check for? Can it see a ureaplasma infection?

Limited: In my experience and opinion, there is little value to culturing semen. Most cases of prostatitis are diagnosed by history and physical examination. As a urologist, I have not utilized a semen culture for any purpose in 20 years. ...Read more

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Is it possible that pseudomonas found in semen culture be responsible for my prostatitis symptoms? Do you consider pseudomonas as dangerous infection?

Possible: If you have prostatitis symptoms and a properly collected specimen of seminal fluid was obtained then this bacteria could be the culprit. Many infections have the potential of being dangerous, and you should be approppriately treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can I get the HIV infection if oral sex was given and no semen or other body secretions was involved?

HIV transmission: The risk of HIV transmission is highest with IV blood transfer (i.e.:blood product/shared needle) but as well can be transmitted sexually. Highest sexual risk is male to male or male to female (20x female to male). Lower risk is transmission with deep oral sex, especailly if the recipient has oral lesions or cuts or unknown microabrasions. Even w/o ejaculation there may be some semen spill. ...Read more

Semen (Definition)

Semen is the white, viscous substance that forms the male ejaculate. Semen contains sperm, fructose (nutrition for the sperm), and ...Read more