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Can you get arthritis from having sex with a girl who has arthritis?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Rosner
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If the sexual partner has gc, syphilis, chlamydia, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, tb, or hiv.
All of these std can cause severe arthritis.

In brief: Yes

If the sexual partner has gc, syphilis, chlamydia, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, tb, or hiv.
All of these std can cause severe arthritis.
Dr. Steven Rosner
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes but only if ...

Yes, but only if her arthritis is caused by a sexually transmitted disease (std) such as chlamydia, hiv, etc.
In that case, her partner might contract the std and the arthritis. The most common forms of arthritis such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are not contagious.

In brief: Yes but only if ...

Yes, but only if her arthritis is caused by a sexually transmitted disease (std) such as chlamydia, hiv, etc.
In that case, her partner might contract the std and the arthritis. The most common forms of arthritis such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are not contagious.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Also gonorrhea or...

If the female is infected with gonorrhea, it is possible.
However the infection need be in your system for a while. Men with gc know it immediately, with severe urethral pain, usually with urination, which can be bloody. Therefore this is unlikely. However chlamydia can cause arthritis, usually in genetically prone indivudals, and this can cause arthritis.

In brief: Also gonorrhea or...

If the female is infected with gonorrhea, it is possible.
However the infection need be in your system for a while. Men with gc know it immediately, with severe urethral pain, usually with urination, which can be bloody. Therefore this is unlikely. However chlamydia can cause arthritis, usually in genetically prone indivudals, and this can cause arthritis.
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