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what is prostatitis and how can it be avoided?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Infected prostate!: An infection of the prostate, or an immune reaction to previous infection. Have protected sex, since stds are the most common causes in young males. Unprotected anal sex will invariably cause infection! oral sex can do so as well, albeit less likely.
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Prostatitis: Prostatitis is most often caused by gram negative bacteria native to ones GI tract. Only occasionally is it thought to truly be a sexually transmitted disease. Because there is no way of identifying the organism as in other infections, antibiotics to cover the possibility of std are usually prescribed. Safe sex as always...
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
In young males it is usually STDs!
Mar 11, 2013
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Age dependent!: In young males, it is usually stds! in older males, coliform bacteria!

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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 31-year-old member asked:

Are there foods I should avoid when I have prostatitis?

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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
Maybe: Some doctors recommend staying away from "bladder irritants" which mostly include products that are carbonated or have caffeine. My advice is to stay away from anything you notice makes you symptoms worse. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urologist, dallas, texas.
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.
A 29-year-old male asked:

What type of exercises should I avoid since I have prostatitis?

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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 34 years experience
Sometimes a banana type of bicycle seat or horse-back riding can irritate the prostate. Try to avoid any exercise that involves any thing rubbing hard against the space between the scrotum an the anus. Rest of the exercises are fine

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