Can Men Get A Bacterial Infection?

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Jack Buckby answered
Yes - in fact they are common. Bacterial infections start when a large quantity of bacteria gets into the body. The bacteria can reside in any area of the body and can spread over time. Although women are more susceptible to bacterial infection due to their anatomy, men can pick them up too.

Mild bacterial infections in men
Healthy men are quite capable of fending off minor bacterial infections without medication. Symptoms can be very mild and are often ignored. Anti-biotics will clear up the problem much quicker though and prevent it from developing.

Examples of bacterial infections
Urinary Tract Infection occurs when the bacteria infects the kidneys, urethra, ureters or bladder. It causes the sufferer to feel the urge to urinate more frequently and may also lead to abdominal pain and pelvic pressure. The causes in men are enlarged prostate, kidney stones and inadequate cleaning of the genital area.
Tonsillitis occurs when bacteria attacks the glands at the back of the throat. It makes the tonsils sore and they are visibly red and swollen. Swallowing becomes difficult.

Sexually transmitted bacterial infections
These cannot be ignored and will not clear up over time. In fact, they will get worse and become very dangerous as well as pass to sexual partners. The most common sexually transmitted bacterial infections are syphilis, gonorrhoea and Chlamydia.

Symptoms of sexually transmitted bacterial infections
Syphilis is an ugly disease that manifests in sores on the mouth and genitals. It's a bacterial infection that can occur in men and women and becomes visible usually after two or three months following sex.
Gonorrhoea also affects both sexes and is a problem with bacteria in the rectum, throat, and urethra. It causes pain when urinating and anal itching.
Chlamydia affects the genital tract in men and causes pain in the testicles and when urinating.
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tanya rosario answered
I went to the doctors today and she said I have vagnosis infection was that pass on from my boyfriend and would he need to get treated for that as well.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
If this infection is called Trichomoniasis, it is an std, and you shouldn't have intercourse.

There are other types that are contagious, but you should call your doctor and ask if it is or isn't.

For the most part, if it's just a basic bacterial infection it probably isn't contagious. Hope this helps.
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I was having them too and was very concerned for my husband my doctor also told me the same thing that he did not need to come in I just learned not to take the antibiotics because it kills the good and bad bacteria in the body. I am workng on how to get rid of this all the way.
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I was diagnosed with a bacterial vaginosis w/out telling me what exact bacteria. My husband does have symptoms like yellow discharge in his underwear and on the bath towel. Everything I read said men do not get symptoms from this and I testes negative for all other STD's incl. HIV/AIDS.

So why does he have these symptoms, the same discharge as I had. I am afraid to have sex unprotected with him until he is tested and plan to make him use condoms until he gets tested, but I am confused.
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It just depends on the amount of bacteria you have... The quantity of the bacteria is the main factor for its virulence as well as your husbands immunity.  If he have low immunity and resistance he can get infected easily and vise versa..
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Will the infection go away on its own if it is not treated and sex is not a factor anymore?
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I think you need to consult with your doctor before asking this question...yes men can definitely get a bacterial infection cause men have no immunity for this!and it's very important to start a treatment ...based on 24drug.com
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I unknowingly had bacterial vaginitis.  I had oral sex - does this mean my partner can get this?
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Yes they can and if not treated they can give it back to you after you have been treated.  Been there, done that.

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