As prostatitis is a disease in male's prostate gland, does it mean this is a sexually transmitted disease?

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    What research have you now done to answer this question? Mar 14, 2018 at 8:44
  • No, it does not. Prostatitis will not be transmitted to any one by any way. Patients can have sex with other people even they are suffering from chronic prostatitis.
    – una
    Mar 15, 2018 at 9:23
  • The usual practice is to wait a few days, and if this question is not answered you can then choose to answer yourself with references. Mar 15, 2018 at 9:41
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    @GrahamChiu I‘m not aware of that practice. Some people ask and answer simultaneously (the system even allows that). I‘d suggest posting an answer as soon as OP finds one.
    – Narusan
    Mar 15, 2018 at 13:54
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    @GrahamChiu you can answer instantly, you can't accept your own answer though until 48 hours passed. (To give chance for others) May 21, 2019 at 12:01

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Prostatitis isn't an STD, or a contagious disease, or even a disease at all. The term "prostatitis" simply refers to inflammation of the prostate gland. The underlying condition causing the inflammation could be any of a number of things, which, yes, include contagious and sexually-transmitted diseases.


Prostatitis is a common disease in men. It's neither a STD nor a contagious disease. Prostatitis often causes painful or difficult urination. Other symptoms include pain in the groin, pelvic area or genitals and sometimes flu-like symptoms.

Prostatitis treatments depend on the underlying cause.Like antibiotics or a diuretic and anti-inflammatory pill. Bedides, there are some home remedies, like have a warm sitz bath, and avoid activities that can irritate your prostate, such as prolonged sitting or bicycling.

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