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A 29-year-old male asked:

My blood test and urine test were normal no infections, but my ct scan showed enlarged prostate. they said it was prostatitis. so they prescribed me doxycycline. if i had no signs of infection why was i prescribed antibiotics?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Prostatitis : Uncommon in young males & usually associated with burning sensation plus frequent and urgent urination by day & night. Also difficulties in urination such as dribbling, poor stream or hesitant urination & lower abdominal or pelvic pain. Usually due to infection. Tetracycline must have been prescribed in case of infection & in spite of negative urine test. Suggest you ask prescribing Dr.
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Likely infection: Prostatitis is infection (of the prostate). Less common in young men but certainly possible. May also be part of a sexually transmitted disease. Have your doctor specifically check for same

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