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A 44-year-old male asked:

Will injections of antibiotics/antifungals directly into the prostate through the perennial wall help my prostatitis? oral antibiotics no longer help

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Dr. James Ellis
Urology 59 years experience
No.: There is no way to get the med into all areas of the prostate. This has been tried in the past with no success. It also hurts if not done with anesthesia.
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
Unknown: Over the years, a number of investigators have advocated direct injection of antibiotics into the prostate gland, but this method has never been rigorously evaluated or become popular among urologists. Important to make the distinction between chronic bacterial vs. Non-bacterial prostatitis. I consider this treatment more of a last option to discuss with a pt with recalcitrant, bothersome symptoms.

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Last updated Jan 28, 2015

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