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A 31-year-old male asked:

Can a prostate infection be diagnosed without a digital prostate exam?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Suspected: But generally confirmed with exam.
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A 62-year-old member asked:

What are the ways to diagnose a prostate infection?

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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine 28 years experience
History and physical: Prostate infections are real and if undiagnosed and untreated have the potential to become chronic infections - which are really bad - so if you have symptoms - go see your md - they will ask about your urination history, pain, frequency, etc.. Possibly do a urinalysis and exam - to occ include the prostate - not always - because a really inflamed prostate should not be manipulated much - great ?!
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A 41-year-old member asked:
My husband has a prostate infection. Is there anything I can do to help him?
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Avoid spicy food: Prepare bland food. Avoid spicy or fried foods. Be supportive.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
How do get to know I realy have prostate infection.I mean are there any tests which can correctly inform me about the infection?
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A 24-year-old member asked:
How can I tell if I have a prostate infection or a bladder infection?
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 29 years experience
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A 36-year-old member asked:
May I have sexual intercourse if I have prostate infection and taking sulfamethoxazole?
Dr. James Krick
Urology 38 years experience
Yes: Prostatitis is not considered communicable.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
I have a infection in my prostate are alcohol and beer are bad for me?
Dr. James Krick
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