A 34-year-old member asked:
is it possible to treat chronic, nonbacterial prostatitis?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
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.
6188 viewsReviewed Nov 19, 2018
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
239 viewsAnswered Nov 19, 2018
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?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
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.
4725 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 19, 2018
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