Anal bacterial infection without anal sex

Patient

Q: Can you get a anal bacterial infection without having anal sex

Symptoms:  Anal itching and irritation
Doctor

A:   Thank you for your question. Yes, you can contract an infection in this area without having anal intercourse. There are many ways this can happen. If you are concerned that you may have an infection, please consult a physician as soon as you can in order to have the are examined and start treatment if necessary.

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