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A 37-year-old male asked:

What causes prostatitis? all std tests negative. mycoplasma and ureaplasma tests negative. urine culture negative. 6 woks cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cured contagious?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 63 years experience
Prostatitis: only 30% of the cases are due to infection .the rest have no known cause and no known cure. Sometimes drugs that reduce prostate size or those that reduce the symptoms help. See your urologist .
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