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Old 09-27-2004, 11:49 AM   #1
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Bacterial Vaginosis - effect on male

Would it be possible for a women to have a high enough level of bacteria in her vagina to cause skin irration on the penis and even a prostate infection for the man, but nothing for the women?

 
Old 09-27-2004, 12:29 PM   #2
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Re: Bacterial Vaginosis - effect on male

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Would it be possible for a women to have a high enough level of bacteria in her vagina to cause skin irration on the penis and even a prostate infection for the man, but nothing for the women?

hmmm... i'm not sure about that. But, i'll tell you my experience with bacterial vaginosis. at the beginning of my relationship with my bf, I started having abnormal discharge and a fishy/metallic smell after we would have sex. I went to my OBGYN and he automatically assumed I had bacterial vaginosis and, of course, he did a small swab test and he was right. He prescribed me metronidazole and the infection cleared up instantly. However, after a month or so I started having the "smell" again after sex. I called my doc and he prescribed extra pills of metronidazole for me, so my bf could take them as well. Men can have a bacteria that will affect the bacteria of a woman and that's exactly what was happening to me. After my bf and I took the medicine, we have never had anymore problems with bacterial vaginosis.
Plus, there are hardly EVER any symptoms of bacterial vaginosis; it's never painful, and women usually only get it by having multiple partners or starting off with a new partner -- as in my case. Unfortunately, my bf had a bacteria that disagreed with my "good" bacteria. but all is well now. =)
I don't know if sharing this story makes any difference. heh.
you should go to the doctor and see what's up with you, though.
good luck!

 
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Old 09-27-2004, 06:27 PM   #3
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Re: Bacterial Vaginosis - effect on male

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hmmm... i'm not sure about that. But, i'll tell you my experience with bacterial vaginosis. at the beginning of my relationship with my bf, I started having abnormal discharge and a fishy/metallic smell after we would have sex. I went to my OBGYN and he automatically assumed I had bacterial vaginosis and, of course, he did a small swab test and he was right. He prescribed me metronidazole and the infection cleared up instantly. However, after a month or so I started having the "smell" again after sex. I called my doc and he prescribed extra pills of metronidazole for me, so my bf could take them as well. Men can have a bacteria that will affect the bacteria of a woman and that's exactly what was happening to me. After my bf and I took the medicine, we have never had anymore problems with bacterial vaginosis.
Plus, there are hardly EVER any symptoms of bacterial vaginosis; it's never painful, and women usually only get it by having multiple partners or starting off with a new partner -- as in my case. Unfortunately, my bf had a bacteria that disagreed with my "good" bacteria. but all is well now. =)
I don't know if sharing this story makes any difference. heh.
you should go to the doctor and see what's up with you, though.
good luck!

that's funny because I use to get it all the time with my ex especially after my period ends but only when me and him had sex. So actually he probably had the infection to.

 
Old 10-08-2004, 03:16 AM   #4
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Re: Bacterial Vaginosis - effect on male

an answer in short: yes. females can give males bacterial vaginosis (gardnerella vaginalis bacteria), other infections (gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphillus etc) thrush (candida albicans, candida glabrata or candida species yeast infection) and trichomonas (trichomonas vaginalis is a parasite)

so if your sexual partner has it, and you have unprotected sex (and even if you have protected sex) you can get it.

go see your doctor, a quick dose of antibiotics/antifungal etc will fix you right up.

 
Old 10-08-2004, 06:13 AM   #5
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an answer in short: yes. females can give males bacterial vaginosis (gardnerella vaginalis bacteria), other infections (gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphillus etc) thrush (candida albicans, candida glabrata or candida species yeast infection) and trichomonas (trichomonas vaginalis is a parasite)

so if your sexual partner has it, and you have unprotected sex (and even if you have protected sex) you can get it.

go see your doctor, a quick dose of antibiotics/antifungal etc will fix you right up.

But I only had it when he use to c*m inside of me when having unprotected sex. Some women are just born to get the infection when the PH balance gets disrupted, especially after having there period. And Iíve read guys don't have to get treated so that's why I questioned if they could take a pill or something.

 
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