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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sentef
39 years experience 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
43 years experience 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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Dr. James Kuan
22 years experience Urology
Usually infection: There are different sub-types of prostatitis. Infection is most common and causes inflammation, but symptoms can be present with or without infx or i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Soloway
53 years experience 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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
15 years experience 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
53 years experience 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 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Prostatitis: No.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Prostatitis: Types are: acute bacterial, chronic bacterial, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, & asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
25 years experience Urology
History and Exam: Symptoms guide the diagnosis of prostatitis. When the prostate swells it triggers irritation to the bladder. Urgency/frequency of urination and a var ... Read More

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