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A 28-year-old male asked:

I have microscopic hematuria, urinary urgency frequency and discomfort. doctor said maybe its a prostatitis. hes given me levofloxacin for 3weeks. how long does this antibiotic takes effect and treat the hematuria? any help. thanks.

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Prostatitis?: As discussed in 2 other questions, if prostatitis, it's probably non-bacterial and levofloxacin won't work. Antibiotics are often tried in hope they will help, but usually make no difference. But prostatitis usually does not cause these symptoms and hematuria. Maybe you have interstitial or hemorrhagic cystitis, which are a side effect of some drugs, or occur on their own. RU seeing a urologist?
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Provided original answer
It's time for you to stop tryig to get answers online. You'll never get a clear diagnosis proper treatment on this or any other forum. If you're not in the care of a urologist, that's your next step. If you are, discuss the possibility of seeing another one for a second opinion. But this is my last reply to your questions. Good luck. HHH, MD
Aug 8, 2019
Last updated Aug 16, 2019


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