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Can e-coli in the vagina be treated with antibiotics, and will my sexual partner need to get tested for it?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: No

E. Coli can colonize the vagina.
It rarely causes any problems there. Contacts do not need treatment. Remember e. Coli is normal intestinal flora.

In brief: No

E. Coli can colonize the vagina.
It rarely causes any problems there. Contacts do not need treatment. Remember e. Coli is normal intestinal flora.
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology

In brief: E coli

E coli is not an std.
It is a normal bacteria found in the gut. Get checked to make sure you don't have anything out of the ordinary concerning your vaginal/rectal anatomy. Also behaviors such as anal sex followed by vaginal sex can introduce e coli into the vagina. Talk with your doctor.

In brief: E coli

E coli is not an std.
It is a normal bacteria found in the gut. Get checked to make sure you don't have anything out of the ordinary concerning your vaginal/rectal anatomy. Also behaviors such as anal sex followed by vaginal sex can introduce e coli into the vagina. Talk with your doctor.
Dr. Steven Hebert
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