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Could H.Pylori be contracted by having sex?

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Hello. Can I contract H. Pylori by having sex with someone who rarely showers and has generally poor hygiene? How about oral sex on "dirty penis"??
Posted Wed, 4 Sep 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
H.pylori does not spread by sexual route

Detailed Answer:
H.pylori is nirmally present in all persons.
In some,it will cuase gastric ulcers.
It is not related to,it will not spread from unhygeinic people.
Oral sex cannot cause H.pylori.But,it is better to wash the penis after retracting foreskin.
Other bacterial infections may occur with oral sex on dirty penis.
Wish you good health
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