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what causes nonbacterial prostatitis if not germs?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Unknown.: Nonbacterial prostatitis is a generic term given to a syndrome of pelvic pain and urinary symptoms that is often very difficult to classify, work up, and treat. Though many common & uncommon germs have been investigated, the causes are still not known. Proposed mechanisms include inflammation, autoimmune reaction, neuropathic pain, trauma, anxiety, & stress.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What treatment is right for my prostatitis?

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Dr. James Kuan
Urology 22 years experience
Depends: There are different sub-types of prostatitis and for each the treatment varies. Also important to rule out other causes for your symptoms. Speak to a urologist. In general treatments might include: antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, Alpha blockers, physical therapy, chronic pain management, dietary modifications, lifestyle changes, prostate massage.
A 21-year-old member asked:

My prostatitis is really wearing me down. Do you have any advice for living with the symptoms?

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Dr. James Kuan
Urology 22 years experience
Can be tough: Most men with prostatitis, chronic or acute, can be treated. Talk to your md or seek a second opinion if you have had little improvement. Careful evaluation to rule out other causes of irritative urinary symptoms should be carried out to ensure that prostatitis is the actual diagnosis.
A 23-year-old member asked:

Could a herniated disc cause prostatitis?

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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
No: Not unless you have very severe spinal cord compression from the herniated disk. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urology, dallas, texas.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What happens if I don't treat my prostatitis?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Continued pain: Prostatitis can either be acute (fast onset) or chronic (lasting for weeks/months/years). It is a painful condition that can lead to chronic pelvic pain. It is best to treat acute prostatitis with at least a 3-4 week course of appropriate antibiotics to avoid developing chronic pain.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is there a group that suffers from repeat prostatitis?

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Dr. Joe Littlejohn
Urology 26 years experience
Chronic Prostatitis: Recurrent exacerbation of symptoms can occur in men with chronic bacterial prostatitis. These men can be essentially asymptomatic between flare-ups.

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