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when is bacterial prostatitis considered chronic? i've been dealing with symptoms for two months. can it be cured?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Probably at: Six months. Prostatitis comprises of infectious and inflammatory components. It can be difficult to control once you lose control of acute phase. Protracted course of antibiotics up to one or two months is sometimes needed. Life style modifications such as moderate exercise and avoiding protracted sitting or standing, hydration, hot baths are just as important. See a urologist.

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What are the differences between viral and bacterial meningitis?

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Symptoms are similar: Meningitis is an infection of the tissues surrounding the brain. Symptoms may include fever, headache, a stiff neck (an inability to touch the chin to the chest) and a rash. Generally bacterial meningitis is more serious than viral. However, intravenous antibiotics and other medications are usually initiated until laboratory results and other tests confirm the cause.
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Does prostatitis only affect old men?

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