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My boyfriend has a severe bladder infection... Did he get it from having sexual intercourse w/a female?

My boyfriend is circumcised. He has puss constantly seeping from his penis. He went to ER and they tested his urine and the diagnosis was a bladder infection. The physician told him its more like an std because he got it from having sexual intercourse with a female...

 

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Urinary tract infections in men are very rare. STDs in men are unfortunately, not rare.

A urinary tract infection (UTI) does NOT cause puss to be seeping from his penis. This is most likely to be gonorrhea, or the very least, Chlamydia. Occasionally, a man can have a penile discharge from prostatitis. Tests for Chlamydia and gonorrhea can take a few days (assuming the ER ordered them, which I hope they did). At first, the urine can look like an UTI, but my skeptical eyebrows are definitely high. I would suspect and STD until otherwise proven by a lab test.

If your boyfriend is, or may be, having unprotected sex with others, then YOU need to go and be tested. A simple urine test will determine if YOU have an STD.

 No sex, or sex only with condoms until you get some definitive answers.

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