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Is it safe to use a prostate massager to treat prostatitis? if so what are your recommendations?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
No: It is not recommended to do prostatic massage on an acutely inflammed prostate as you could squeeze the bacteria right into the blood stream. A 14 day course of an antibiotic that penetrates into the prostate such as the fluoroquinoline- cipro, (ciprofloxacin) levoquin , etc. Or septra/bactrim is usually effective.

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