A 22-year-old male asked:
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saw dr for bladder pain, diagnosed with prostate infection, took bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) still have bladder pain. what could be causing this pain?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Non-bacterial? STD?: Prostate infections are uncommon at age 22. I hope you were tested gonorrhea and chlamydia. These and other STDs could cause these symptoms and Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) isn't a recommended treatment. Even if you have a confirmed prostate infection, many are not due to bacteria and don't respond to antibiotics; or a different antibiotic might be necessary. Discuss with the doctor or clinic treating you. Good luck.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020

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