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DishWhale
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Hey guys, this is sort of a separate problem than the one I posted earlier, so I hope you don't mind the repost.

I mentioned earlier in the day that I have what I *think* is a yeast infection. I've never had one and I haven't been diagnosed by a doctor yet, and it's not super irritating so I was planning on seeing my school (college) doctor Monday. I also mentioned that I had intercourse (with a condom) with my boyfriend two or three days ago, and it hurt just a little because the whole area felt irritated. I haven't had sex since.

Just about an hour ago, my boyfriend mentioned that his scrotum has felt itchy "all day." I read that it may be possible to transmit yeast infections sexually, but I can't really find any good information on it. I'm not really sure what to do, and I'm worried it may become a bigger problem for him.

Just as a background, this is my first and only sexual partner. We've been dating almost two years and he's tested negative for STI's twice in that time. Also, we always use a condom. Also, I mentioned in my other post that I had a UTI earlier this week which I treated with antibiotics, so I thought it likely that this could have caused a yeast infection.

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Heather
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Men can also get yeast infections, for sure. "Jock itch" is the colloquial term most often used to describe those or fungal infections that can happen on the penis.

While people can't really transmit yeast infections, what can happen is that one partner having one can incline another to develop one. Doesn't always happen, but it can. And if you've been having sex while you had a known or possible yeast infection, even protected, and your partner is expressing feeling itchy, I'd say it's a strong possibility.

Sounds like he already has somewhere he's used to going for sexual healthcare, so my advice would be that he gets in there to get seen if this lasts more than another day. And, of course, you should go in Monday yourself as planned.

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Ok, will do.

By the way, I just got my period. Will it still be possible for them to diagnose me?

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That shouldn't be a problem at all.

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Ok. Thank you [Smile]
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