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Why does it take so long for antibiotics to cure a prostate infection

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
21 years experience Pediatric Urology
Takes some time: The prostate gland is hard to reach by antibiotics so it takes some time to treat these infections.
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Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Spongy: The glandular nature (very spongy) of this part of anatomy allows for bacteria to "hide out" in areas that takes more time for antibiotics to reach it ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
38 years experience Urology
Acute vs chronic: Acute- usually 10-14 days of antibiotics vs chronic - 6-12 weeks of therapy with ~50/50 chance of long-term "cure.".
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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Talk with doctor: You should have felt at least somewhat better in a week or two. Talk to your doctor about trying other antibiotic like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or other ... Read More
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Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Prostate infections: Prostate infections come in 2 forms: acute (with high fever, shaking chills, generalized weakness and perineal pain) and chronic. The chronic form is ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
Varies: Prostatitis often can require long courses of antibiotics compared to other infections. Is not unusual to take between two and six weeks of antibiotic ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Prostatitis: Chlamydia is not known to infect the prostate. Most prostatitis is not due to any known infection;. Antibiotics are tried, typically for 4-6 weeks, bu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
21 years experience Pediatric Urology
Depends: If it is a true bacterial prostate infection it will be hard to clear without antibiotics.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
Antibiotics: Bacterial prostatitis generally requires anabiotic treatment.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Prostatitis: This flluorinated quinolone is approved for use in prostatic infection due to e. Coli. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic available by prescription an ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Several issues!: Chronic prostatitis is not always a current bacterial infection, but an immune reaction to bacterial debris within the prostate gland. If your prosta ... Read More

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