Is prostatitis an std?

Sometimes. Sometimes yes, and sometimes its a more common bacteria such as e. Coli or klebsiella. There are other causes as well and prostatitis may be acute or chronic. Consult your doctor for more info on a specific case.
Possibly. While it is possible for prostatitis to because by sexually-transmitted organisms, most prostatitis is from gram-negative organisms from one's own lower gastrointestinal system.

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If I have prostatitis could I give my girlfriend an std?

No. Not unless you have an std as well. If you have bacterial prostatitis that is almost always caused from bacteria normally found in the colon...Not by the typed of oorganisms that cause std's. Read more...
Probably not, but... Prostatitis is not an STD, and for sure doesn't carry any risk for your girlfriend. However, you need to be sure of the diagnosis. Some STDs can mimic prostatitis, and some doctors don't really understand the difference. If your apparent prostatitis really is nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) or a chlamydial infection, then your gf could be at risk. Discuss with your doctor. Read more...

What is prostatitis? Is prostatitis contagious? Does STD cause prostatitis? If STD is not the cause then what are other causes? How it can b treated?

Prostatitis. Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate. It most often starts as a bacterial infection. The majority of cases are caused by bacteria from your own body. These are not contagious. A small percentage of cases may be due to std organisms and therefore might be spread sexually. Read more...

Can u have prostatitis without having stds, stis or varicoceles? If yes, then what is the reason behind it?

Prostatitis. This complex and possibly chronic disease can develop just with benign over production of semen or having a non-infectious bacteria that lives in your groin seep into the urethral tract and cause infection or inflammation. Please note that emptying your prostate frequently when you have prostatitis is one of the clinical treatments to limit the swelling and pain. Read more...

Received oral sex that has led to prostatitis. All std negative including m gen. What could have caused it if not by std? Am I contagious?

Mouth bacteria. The oral cavity has one of the one of the greatest number of disease producing bacteria(pathogenic) of anywhere outside of the anal canal. Yes, it is even "dirtier" then the vagina That is why a human bite is especially infective once it breaks the skin. Listerine swigs prior to oral sex have been known to minimize the number of oral bacteria prior to engaging in sexual activity of the oral kind. Read more...
Pelvic pain? Prostatitis is not due to any STD, and oral sex is not known to cause prostatitis. Those events probably are unrelated. Or maybe you have chronic pelvic pain syndrome, which causes symptoms similar to prostatitis; read the very good Wikipedia article. CPPS is uncomfortable but harmless. Your local NHS GUM clinic would be an excellent option for expert care for it. Antibiotics probably won't help. Read more...

Does ngu cause prostatitis. Received oral sex 6 months ago. Told I had ngu 3 weeks after. All std tests neg. All urethral swabs since have been clear?

Separate problems. Nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) and prostatitis are separate problems, although they have overlapping symptoms and often difficult to distinguish from one another. NGU is not known to be a cause of prostatitis, but this is uncertain and controversial. If you haven't been seen in one of UK's excellent NHS GUM clinics, that would be a good next step for truly expert care. Good luck! Read more...