Can a Prostate Infection affect sex?
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Can a Prostate Infection affect sex?

Prostate Infection, which is the inflammation of the gland that produces the liquid part of sperm, is a rather common condition in men, and it occurs in different ways. According to reports from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it is the main urinary problem in men under 50.

In some cases asymptomatic, painful in others, and causing discomfort especially around the genitals, but also in the abdomen and even at times in the back, it shows itself as a frequent need to urinate and pain during urination. Age, along with other urinary infections, the use of catheters and trauma are the main risk factors. Having sex can make the condition more painful but doesn’t usually make it worse.

To help clarify the information about the prostate and sex, the Mayo Clinic writes on its website: “Typically, sex won't worsen prostatitis. However, some men who have prostatitis experience pain with ejaculation. This can interfere with the enjoyment of sex”. It is true that prostatitis is often caused by a bacterial infection - the experts point out - but it is rarely a pathogen that can be transmitted to the partner sexually. However, in rare cases, prostatitis can be caused by a sexually transmitted infection.

Don't have sex until you see your doctor if you have any signs such as sores on your genitals or abnormal discharge from your penis.

Bibliographical references
Prostatitis: Can sexual activity make it worse? - Mayo Clinic

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