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Dr. James Kuan
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Prostatitis (Definition)

Prostatitis is the swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, which is a 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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Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) good at treating prostatitis?

Is cipro (ciprofloxacin) good at treating prostatitis?

Yes: Yes, though it is certainly possible to have resistant bacteria in addition to antibiotics, i commonly use Alpha blockers (like flomax) and antiinflammatories (like Ibuprofen -- beware GI side effects). ...Read more

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I heard that cucumber and pumpkin seeds are good for chronic prostatitis. How much of it is true?

I heard that cucumber and pumpkin seeds  are good for chronic prostatitis. How much of it is true?

Probably not: There is no question that some vegetable materials contain antioxidants and that there are doctors who will recommend these without any evidence of efficacy by appropriate clinical studies. They will probably not hurt you, but if you can prove they cure prostatitis and can market the substance that does it you may become very wealthy. ...Read more

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10 days ago started Elmiron (pentosan) and Tamulosin for prostatitis . First week felt good. Almost free from pain! but 3 days ago it all came back. is it ok ?

10 days ago started Elmiron (pentosan) and Tamulosin for prostatitis . First week felt good. Almost free from pain! but 3 days ago it all came back. is it ok ?

Prostatitis: Elmiron is not indicated in treatment of prostatitis, either bacterial or non-bacterial. Flomax (tamsulosin) is only helpful in relaxing an enlarged ( and sometimes a swollen) prostate. I would suggest you see a urologist for accurate diagnosis and standard of care treatment options. ...Read more

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I have bacterial prostatitis and after ejaculating I don't feel good if I erect my penis. Is this because of prostatitis?

I have bacterial prostatitis and after ejaculating I don't feel good if I erect my penis. Is this because of prostatitis?

Yes most likely: Bacterial prostatitis can cause a lot of tenderness for quite some time and is often treated for at least 4 weeks. Tenderness due to inflammation of the prostate could last longer. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have non-bacterial prostatitis (cpps). Is it good for me to do intense cardio exercises like "insanity" or "p90x" ?

I have non-bacterial prostatitis (cpps). Is it good for me to do intense cardio exercises like "insanity" or "p90x" ?

I don't see problem: As long as you tolerate the work-out and your heart is ok. You can clear it with your local doctor, with a phone call. ...Read more

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I'm on alpha blockers for 1month& i've ejaculated 4 times & every time the semen quantity is good (5-6 ml), thick&pale white.Do i still hv prostatitis?

Why Guess .....: If not painful... Probably ok but, why Alpha blockade at 24 (is unusual, and source of prostatitis... Std ? Vs other issues). Best suggestion is to see your urologist to discuss. ...Read more