A 32-year-old member asked:
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is it unusual to have prostatitis for 2 years even with treatment?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
20 years experience Urology
Yes: You may have pelvic floor dysfunction that medications won't help. Consider seeing a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic muscle therapy.
Answered on Nov 20, 2011
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Unfortunately no: Chronic proststatitis can continue for many years in spite of treatment, especially chronic non-bacterial prostatitis. Also if infectious prostatic stones are present. Such stones need to be removed, usually by agressive transurethral resection, otherwise infection can not be irradicated. Interstitial cystitis can sometimes be confused with chronic prostatitis.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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