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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sentef
38 years experience in Family Medicine
Very common: Prostatitis is very common in men in their 30s. Treatment consists of antibiotics daily for 3 to 4 weeks.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Unclear: Although there is no consensus on the cause of bacterial prostatitis many believe it is caused by the lymphatic spread of bacteria from the intestines ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Soloway
52 years experience in Urology
Very: Most cases of so called prostatitis is not a true bacterial infection. Antibiotics rarely help. It is a symptom complex of burning and perineal pain.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Multiple ways: Warm sitz baths, antibiotics, frequent ejaculation, gentle massage, Alpha blockers, and some research is being done on use of microwave devices and pl ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience in Urology
Inflammation: There is 4 general catagories of prostatitis: 1. Acute bacterial - caused by infection 2. Chronic bacterial - recurrent bacterial infection 3. Ch ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience in Urology
It depends: It depends what your symptoms are.What is it that makes you think prostatitis. I don't think you have ACUTE prostatitis because you would be sick wit ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Only men: It is very common and can be treated with antibiotics. If you have continuing symptoms or concerns you may need to see a urologist.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Prostatitis: No.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Antibiotics: Depends on age and the likelyhood of specific organisms. Antimicrobial therapy is usually needed; prostatic massage can only help, not cure. Unfortu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Prostatitis: Types are: acute bacterial, chronic bacterial, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, & asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis.
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