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Dr. James Kuan
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Prostatitis (Overview)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland (located beneath the bladder in men), making it difficult and painful to urinate.


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Could chronic nonbacterial prostatitis affects fertility?

Could chronic nonbacterial prostatitis affects fertility?

Inflamed , infertile: Male infertility is multifactorial but not impossible for any form of inflammation to cause damage and lead to infertility. Causes of inflammation that might not be bacterial include virus, autoimmune, chemical exposure , trauma , etc. See a urologist and treating potential causes may help fertility. ...Read more

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Dr. James Kuan
563 doctors shared insights

Prostatitis (Overview)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland (located beneath the bladder in men), making it difficult and painful to urinate.


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Does prostatitis only affect old men?

Not at all: Although it is much more common in older men, any man can get prostatitis. ...Read more

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Can bacterial prostatitis cause difficulty urinating? Is bacterial prostatitis treatable?

Can bacterial prostatitis cause difficulty urinating? Is bacterial prostatitis treatable?

Yes and yes: Painful and difficult to initiate urination can occur with prostatitis. It is treatable and potentially curable depending upon the causative agent and the skills of your urologist. Best wishes for a successful outcome. ...Read more

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Is any one symptom diagnostic of prostatitis?

Is any one symptom diagnostic of prostatitis?

Multiple symptoms: but a prostate exam, examination of prostatic fluid, urinary frequency, rectal pain, sexual pain can all be symtoms. PSA can be factitiously elevated and does not mean cancer; however, should be done along with a CBC. ...Read more

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What are epididymitis, orchitis and epididymo-orchitis?

What are epididymitis, orchitis and epididymo-orchitis?

Infection: These are infections of the structures within the scrotum, the testis (orchitis), the tubular structure adjacent to the testis (epididymitis), or both (epididymo-orchitis). In young men these infections are often sexually transmitted, like chlamydia. Older men usually are infected with gram negative bacteria that may also cause urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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What are some early symptoms of prostatitis?

What are some early symptoms of prostatitis?

Urinary issues: Most patients have urinary issues such as burning with urination, frequent urination, and urgency. Since the disease is so variable, the severity of the disease is different in each person. If not treated adequately, it can cause perineal pressure, testicular pressure, and painful ejaculation. ...Read more

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Bacterial prostatitis harmful to partner?

Bacterial prostatitis harmful to partner?

No: Diagnosis of bacterial prostatitis made on basis of symptoms, exam, and an abnormal urinalysis and positive urine culture and usually treated with 2-4 weeks of antibiotics and a follow-up check. Assuming the diagnosis is correct, similar to a uti, bacterial prostatitis is neither harmful nor transmissable to your partner. ...Read more

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What's chronic bacterial prostatitis from?

Not all prostatitis: Is bacterial. Perhaps prostate and seminal vesicle congestion may be irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and you suffer irritative effects. Commonly, anti-biotics are used, and anti-inflammatories. But sex, too much or too little, has no established role. Having sex can elevate the psa test, however. ...Read more

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Sign of prostatitis and how to diagnose it.

Prostatitis: Diagnosis will be based on symptoms and physical exam and possibly midstream urine culture. ...Read more

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Is acute prostatitis contagious?

Is acute prostatitis contagious?

NOT contagious: In general most urine/bladder infections are not contagious in men or women. The prostate is located near the bladder in men. However , epididymitis can be caused by an std --so it is important to have an exact diagnosis more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/prostatitis/ds00341. ...Read more

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Cycoscospy my diagnosis was cronic prostatitis im 26 weird huh perscribed flomax (tamsulosin) should I take saw palmetto as well at the same time?

Cycoscospy my diagnosis was cronic prostatitis im 26 weird huh perscribed flomax (tamsulosin) should I take saw palmetto as well at the same time?

Prostatitis: Prostatitis can occur at any age after puberty. Flomax (tamsulosin) will relax the prostate and make it easier to urinate but likely wont be needed long term as it is primarily used for BPH and you are too young for bph. ...Read more

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Help can chronic nonbacterial prostatitis affect fertility?

Help can chronic nonbacterial prostatitis affect fertility?

Here are some...: Male factors contribute directly to 30% & in part to another 20% of infertility with some 50% from female factors. Chronic non-bacterial prostatitis should not affect inherent sperm count and motility, and hence would not affect fertility. ...Read more

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Are there lab tests to diagnose prostatitis?

Are there lab tests to diagnose prostatitis?

YES: examination of prostatic fluid after a digitial rectal exam and a prostate massage to express prostatic fluid for analysis and bacterial culture. PSA may be falsely elevated in acute prostatitis. ...Read more

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Does flomax (tamsulosin) help cure prostatitis?

Does flomax (tamsulosin) help cure prostatitis?

NoDoeNotCure: No it only helps with the symptoms of prostatitis.Urinary frequency,urgency and difficulty urinating.It may improve disruptive and irritating symptoms.In chronic recurrent prostatitis it may reduce the risk of recurrence ...Read more

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Can chronic prostatits come from urethritis?

Can chronic prostatits come from urethritis?

Chronic prostatitis: The same bacteria that cause urethritis can cause prostatitis. It's two different processes, but the causes are similar. ...Read more

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Is there a test for prostatitis?

Yes: It depends as there are 4 types of prostatitis. History, symptoms, & urine culture will identify type's 1 & 2 as these are associated with bacterial infection. Urine obtained pre and post prostate massage will help identify types 3 & 4, but the distinction is less important as the managemen of both types 3 and 4 overlap. ...Read more

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