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A 30-year-old male asked:

Hi doctor, i have prostatitis and taking medicine from last 3 months (nafodil, terol, oflex & etc). there is no improvement in my condition. doctor said i have inflammation and swelling in my prostate gland and not sure why there is no improvement with me

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Non-infectious?: Some prostatitis is bacterial, but if so ofloxacin (Oflex) should have helped, and bacterial is uncommon at your age. Still, ask your doctor about "3 glass" urine culture to check for particular bacteria. For most prostatitis, due to non-infectious inflammation, antibiotics don't help. The other drugs were intended only to help relieve symptoms. Or maybe chronic pelvic pain syndrome (google it).
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
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The most common cause of apparent prostatitis in men under 40 years old probably is the male chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS), also called chronic (non-infectious) prostatitis, but might not actually involve the prostate. Google will lead to a very good Wikipedia article; also look for excellent information from the Stanford University department of urology.
Oct 11, 2015
Last updated Oct 12, 2015

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