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is it possible to treat chronic, nonbacterial prostatitis?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Possible: It is certainly possible to treat chronic abacterial prostatitis but is very difficult. Treatment at this point is usually for comfort measures to include anti-inflmmatory medications, sitz bath, and avoidance of certian foods and behaviours that provoke symptoms. The treatment may not cure the problem but will help control the symptoms to make the patient more functional on a day to day basis.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
It also may help you to remember that there seem to be few if any complications from chronic nonbacterial prostatitis: no cancer, infertility, or anything else likely to be dangerous. Urinary tract obstruction can occur, but that's mostly due to prostate hypertophy (overgrowth), not usually related to prostatitis. It's an issue of comfort, not serious health risk.
Nov 19, 2018
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Yes: If prostatic secretions after prostate massage shows evidence of inflammation but no bacteria, often a short course of antibiotics is tried nevertheless. Other treatments include periodic prostate massages, instructions to ejaculate every 3 days, medication to relax the bladder outlet,anti-inflammatory medications, pelvic muscle exercises. A urologist is best qualified to treat this difficult dis

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A 27-year-old male asked:

Why chronic nonbacterial prostatitis so hard to cure, because we don't know what exactly is causing the problems yet? Or what?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Prostatitis: Yes. For the most part i believe you just answered your own question. Since nonbacterial prostatitis is not due to a bacterial infection, it does not respond to antibiotics.

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