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And how do you end prostatitis pain?

And how do you end prostatitis pain?

Varies by case: There are different sub-types of prostatitis and for each the treatment varies. Also important to rule out other causes for your symptoms. Speak to a urologist. In general treatments might include: antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, Alpha blockers, physical therapy, chronic pain management, dietary modifications, lifestyle changes, prostate massage. ...Read more

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Prostatitis (Definition)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more


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My legs hurt really bad and feel week after I stopped taking a 2 week dose of cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500x2 for prostatitis. Should I be worried?

My legs hurt really bad and feel week after I stopped taking a 2 week dose of cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500x2 for prostatitis. Should I be worried?

Internal Medicine: You need to see a board certified specialist in Internal Medicine with an interest in diagnosis. Ciprofloxacin and Levofloxisin have been known to produce Achilles tendonitis, muscle pain and weakness in the lower extremities and it is suspected it is interference with magnesium metabolism at the neuromuscular junction. This can occur even weeks or months after treatment. ...Read more

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DX with prostatitis. 4 wks cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 2x day. Course finished but still have symptoms. All std tests negative. Urethral swab <5 wbc. Other causes?

DX with prostatitis. 4 wks cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 2x day. Course finished but still have symptoms. All std tests negative. Urethral swab <5 wbc. Other causes?

Chronic pelvic pain?: Most prostatitis is not due to known infection. Antibiotics usually are tried, but often make no difference, as you have found. Specific tests can be done to determine if your prostatitis is due to bacteria, in which case a different antibiotic may help. Or maybe you have the chronic pelvic pain syndrome, similar symptoms as prostatitis (google it). See a urologist or GUM specialist. ...Read more

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Can a 24 yrs old male get prostate cancer? Was on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 1 month for prostatitis, now stopped. Burning in urine and ejaculating on perineum area.

Can a 24 yrs old male get prostate cancer? Was on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 1 month for prostatitis, now stopped. Burning in urine and ejaculating on perineum area.

24 yo men: Do not get prostate cancer. You could have persistent prostatitis. I'm confused about perineal ejacaulate if you do not have perineal urination as well. You need to see a urologist that can examine external genitalia, perineum, rectum and cystourethroscopy. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of chronic prostatitis among men in their 30's?

Very common: Prostatitis is very common in men in their 30s. Treatment consists of antibiotics daily for 3 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What causes prostatitis?

What causes prostatitis?

Usually infection: There are different sub-types of prostatitis. Infection is most common and causes inflammation, but symptoms can be present with or without infx or inflammation. Other causes or things that can present with symptoms of prostatitis: pelvic muscle spasm, urethral stricture, kidney stone. ...Read more

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How common is prostatitis?

How common is prostatitis?

Very: Most cases of so called prostatitis is not a true bacterial infection. Antibiotics rarely help. It is a symptom complex of burning and perineal pain. ...Read more

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How do you treat prostatitis?

Multiple ways: Warm sitz baths, antibiotics, frequent ejaculation, gentle massage, Alpha blockers, and some research is being done on use of microwave devices and plant extracts. ...Read more

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What usually causes prostatitis?

What usually causes prostatitis?

Inflammation: There is 4 general catagories of prostatitis: 1. Acute bacterial - caused by infection 2. Chronic bacterial - recurrent bacterial infection 3. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome - may result from chronic nonbacterial prostatitis - most common (inflammation without infection) or prostadynia (symptoms without infection or inflammation) 4. Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis - found on biopsy. ...Read more

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How to know if i got prostatitis?

It depends: It depends what your symptoms are.What is it that makes you think prostatitis. I don't think you have ACUTE prostatitis because you would be sick with a high fever. Chronic prostatitis is anothet entity. See your doctor if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get prostatitis?

Do a lot of people get prostatitis?

Only men: It is very common and can be treated with antibiotics. If you have continuing symptoms or concerns you may need to see a urologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to end my prostatitis?

What can I do to end my prostatitis?

Antibiotics: Depends on age and the likelyhood of specific organisms. Antimicrobial therapy is usually needed; prostatic massage can only help, not cure. Unfortunately chronic prostatitis has an autoimmune component and symptoms can persist for a long time. If antimicrobial therapy is used, it may take up to two months to eradicate offewnding organisms. ...Read more

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What tests are done for prostatitis?

What tests are done for prostatitis?

History and Exam: Symptoms guide the diagnosis of prostatitis. When the prostate swells it triggers irritation to the bladder. Urgency/frequency of urination and a variable stream are the norm. Pain typically involves the tip of the penis, groins, testicles, low back and perineum. Urine tests may be done, but not always. Treatment with antibiotics, nsaids, prostate relaxation and bladder calming meds can fix it. ...Read more