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Is E. coli infectious

By Anonymous October 10, 2017 - 11:52am
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I just found out that I have E.coli in my kidneys & im wondering if I may give it to my husband

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Some e-coli is contagious and some isn't.

E-coli in the kidneys is often caused by bacteria coming from the urethra - the tube used for urination.

A urinary tract infection that is caused by this bacteria can lead to a kidney infection if not treated properly. You will need to contact your doctor about this matter as to whether there is an issue of contagion based on the kind of e-coli you have.

October 10, 2017 - 1:20pm
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