Is chronic prostatitis contagious? Actually, this disease is a multi-infected reproductive system disease. So it is easy for men to wonder that is chronic prostatitis contagious? Many experts point out that although chronic prostatitis is very harmful, it is hard for men to affect this disease. However, if you’re unfortunate and get this disease, get treated ASAP.
Most of the time, people take the view that prostatitis is caused by bacteria invasion. However, when we judge whether or not it is contagious, we should know what kind of prostatitis we have, and the actual reason.
Chronic prostatitis can be classified into bacterial prostatitis, non-bacterial prostatitis, specific prostatitis (prostatitis caused by gonococci, TB and trichomonad etc.) and most of them caused by syphilis, virus, mycoplasma, chlamydia etc. Except non-bacterial prostatitis, all prostatitis that has contagious bacteria can get the wife infected via sexual life, thus affecting her reproductive system.
However, it can be otherwise. In clinic, there is a small amount of prostatitis cases caused by trichomonad, syphilis, gonococci or mycoplasma, chlamydia, this type is clinically called specific prostatitis. As for these leading to infection, they are contagious in the early stage of the disease, so during sexual life, the female may be infected with these bacteria, which in turn will result to specific vaginal inflammation. For the time being, chronic prostatitis caused by these factors continues to increase, so men who are suffering from this kind of prostatitis should avoid having sex with their wives. If the female is thought to have already been infected, both the couple should receive treatment simultaneously.
First of all, you should definitely know what kind of chronic prostatitis you have. Clinically, among the majority of the cases, you cannot find pathogenic bacterium, in other words, the majorities are non-bacterial prostatitis, and is not contagious to females. Even if bacterial infection is found, it belongs to non-special non-bacterial prostatitis. Thanks to the strong anti-bacteria ability of vagina, you can be care-free with cross-infection.
Dr. Lee reminds those people who suffer from bacterial prostatitis, specific prostatitis and prostatitis caused by virus, syphilis, mycoplasma and chlamydia have to take care of personal hygiene when having sexual intercourse. Men should wear condoms, if they don’t want to have cross-infection.
I believe that every one knows that chronic prostatitis isn’t a contagious disease. As long as men don’t have unprotected sex and pay attention to their personal hygiene. It is hard for them to have prostatitis. PS: men should receive regular exams every year.