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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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Erections are suddenly weak and maintaining one is becoming hard. Can Piles have any effect or maybe do I have prostatitis? I'm 27 don't drink or smok

Erections are suddenly weak and maintaining one is becoming hard. Can Piles have any effect or maybe do I have prostatitis? I'm 27 don't drink or smok

Many possible causes: Stress or anxiety can affect "performance". Alcohol and marijuana can affect the quality of erections. Tobacco smoking long term can promote erectile dysfunction. Your description does not sound like prostatitis. If you have had groin surgery or radiation therapy, both of these can affect erections. If none of the above apply, then I advise seeing a physician for an exam. ...Read more

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Can prostatitis cause erectile dysfunction and can you get prostatitis after a vasectomy?

Can prostatitis cause erectile dysfunction and can you get prostatitis after a vasectomy?

Prostatitis: Yes prostatitis can result in inflammation to the nerves that facilitate erections due to their close proximity to the prostate. Vasectomy does not increase nor decrease the likelihood of developing prostatitis. ...Read more

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Was with my gf. Had a prolonged erection without ejaculation yesterday, today I masturbated, saw blood in whole semen, im scared, serious? I hav prostatitis

Was with my gf. Had a prolonged erection without ejaculation yesterday, today I masturbated, saw blood in whole semen, im scared, serious? I hav prostatitis

Don't worry: I'm glad you have somebody special. This happens to many men from time to time, especially after prolonged arousal. Nobody really understands why, but it's not something to worry about unless you have other symptoms / signs over at least two weeks. ...Read more

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Prostatitis symptoms, but dre always checks out fine. During erection feel swelling in rectum. Weak urinary stream, feeling of not emptying. Did cystisc. And MRI of bladder, nothing. 5 years of this..

Prostatitis symptoms, but dre always checks out fine. During erection feel swelling in rectum. Weak urinary stream, feeling of not emptying. Did cystisc. And MRI of bladder, nothing. 5 years of this..

Blad nck hypertrophy: Prostatitis is typically characterized by irritative voiding symptoms (yours are obstructive voiding symptoms) and pain. The dre very rarely is revealing in cases of prostatitis. You are too young for a typical enlarged prostate. Cystoscopy rules out urethral stricture. You probably have primary bladder neck hypertrophy. See a neurourologist to confirm. ...Read more

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Can so called "congestive prostatitis" cause erectile dysfunction? If so, how to tackle the problem?

Can so called "congestive prostatitis" cause erectile dysfunction? If so, how to tackle the problem?

Please get an exam: From your doc to make sure that's what you have. He/she can then treat you. True prosatatis is an infection/inflammation of the prostate, different from enlarged prostate that older men get. Careful of prostate massage because it may spread the infection, if there. ED MAY be from this or other causes, e.g., circulation, anxiety, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How common is weak ejaculation and difficulty maintaining an erection with prostatitis? Other than the antibiotic treatment I'm on, what can I do?

How common is weak ejaculation and difficulty maintaining an erection with prostatitis? Other than the antibiotic treatment I'm on, what can I do?

I'd see a urologist.: The inflammation of acute prostatitis can cause weak ejaculation and possibly erectile dysfunction. The most important thing is to stay on the right antibiotic and complete a course of treatment. Sometimes, nsaids such as Ibuprofen can help with inflammation. I'd recommend seeing a urologist who can help you through your prostatitis, and follow any lingering symptoms after treatment. ...Read more

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How common is weak ejaculation and difficulty maintaining an erection with prostatitis? Other than the antibiotic treatment I'm on, what can I do?

How common is weak ejaculation and difficulty maintaining an erection with prostatitis? Other than the antibiotic treatment I'm on, what can I do?

I'd see a urologist.: The inflammation of acute prostatitis can cause weak ejaculation and possibly erectile dysfunction. The most important thing is to stay on the right antibiotic and complete a course of treatment. Sometimes, nsaids such as Ibuprofen can help with inflammation. I'd recommend seeing a urologist who can help you through your prostatitis, and follow any lingering symptoms after treatment. ...Read more

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My boyfriend was told that he has prostitis he has a hard time getting erection, tightness under the tailbone and sore in the penis.

My boyfriend was told that he has prostitis he has a hard time getting erection, tightness under the tailbone and sore in the penis.

That sounds right: I don't think there is much we can offer you or him here online in this limited forum. It sounds like the exam has been done and a treatment plan made with the doctor you see. ...Read more

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Could a prostate infection be causing pain in my little toe when I have an erection?

Could a prostate infection be causing pain in my little toe when I have an erection?

Possibly; see doctor: One who gets pain at a little toe, while having a prostate infection and an erection, has an intriguing symptom, since the toe is about 3 feet from the prostate. However, nerves that come out of the sacrum (the bottom of the lower back) travel to the prostate, travel to the little toes, and also cause erections. The person may be getting "referred pain" to the toe. A neurologist can figure it out. ...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 kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for prostatitis?

Prostatitis Rx: There are two kinds of prostatitis: acute (usually more severe) and chronic (most common). Chronic prostatitis is generally treated with several weeks (2-6) of antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin or trimethorprim-suflamethoxazole. Acute prostatitis is usually treated in the hospital with intravenous antibiotics because this condition can be associated with bacteria in the blood stream and shock. ...Read more

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Why chronic nonbacterial prostatitis so hard to cure, because we don't know what exactly is causing the problems yet? Or what?

Prostatitis: Yes. For the most part I believe you just answered your own question. Since nonbacterial prostatitis is not due to a bacterial infection, it does not respond to antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does drinking lots of water make it less likely that i'll get prostatitis?

Does drinking lots of water make it less likely that i'll get prostatitis?

No: Prostatitis is generally an infection in the prostate gland. Acute prostatitis is initially treated with antibiotics and anti-inflmmatory medications. Drinking lots of water may help you indirectly by generating more urine volume and thereby not allowing possible bacteria to be held in the bladder for a prolonged period of time by causing you to void more frequently. However, one can still get it. ...Read more

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Does chronic prostatitis show up on bloodwork or how does it get detected?

Does chronic prostatitis show up on bloodwork or how does it get detected?

Prostatitis: Can be found by urine culture, prostate exam, and symptoms. Often treated with long course of antibiotics like cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more

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I have prostatitis had it for 10 years taking ciprofloxacin to treat it 1000mg a day any tips on how not to get it again?

I have prostatitis had it for 10 years taking ciprofloxacin to treat it 1000mg a day any tips on how not to get it again?

Here are some. ..: Despite its common use, most cases of prostatitis are not related with bacterial infection so long-term use is usually ineffective. Through decades-long professional dismay, rethinking of this Dx has taken place and evolved dramatically over the past decade; thereby, CPPS (chronic pelvic pain syndrome) has been popularized and multidisciplinary approach has been proposed and some positive effects. ...Read more

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Do u get joints pain if u have prostatitis?

Do u get joints pain if u have prostatitis?

Generally not: Prostatitis can cause referred pain to the testes, perineum or even the sacral region of the back but joint pain is not typical. Get checked out by a physician if joint pain persists. ...Read more

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Can I get my wife pregnant if I have chronic prostatitis 26 male?

Can I get my wife pregnant if I have chronic prostatitis 26 male?

Yes, you can if. ..: Most likely, you will if the sperms in your semen are adequate in number, concentration, mobility, maturation, etc., both of you are okay in coitus, and she is in appropriate functional & anatomical integration, especially in genital system. Remember: Some 50% of infertility result from female factory; 30%, from male's; 20%, from female's & male's. More? Seek evaluation & counseling timely. ...Read more

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I can't get rid of prostatitis? Its about six months old! Prescribed medications not worlking! I'm very upset help me..

Rare: Extremely rare for an 18 yo to have chronic prostatitis. Was it dx'd by prostatic massage or semenanalyses? Courses of antibiotics for chronic prostatitis should be rx'd for no less than 4 weeks, and possibly up to 3 months. If not caused by an infection, you may have prostatodynia. What are your symptoms? Consider zn/nsaids/ sitz baths. See a urologist. ...Read more

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I am28 and was diagnosed the2nd time with prostatitis I was told that having a prostrate infection at that age is unusual how did I get it. Howcan stop?

See answer: Non-bacterial prostatitis is a very common problem especially in younger men (ages 25-45). Underlying causes complex. Not a serious condition as much as it is an annoyance/bother and can in some be a very time-consuming, difficult condition to treat. Stress reduction, dietary modification (avoid caffeine, spicy foods, alcohol), prostate massage, medications used for rx. Recommend see a urologist. ...Read more

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Why is chronic non-bacterial prostatitis hard to cure?

Why is chronic non-bacterial prostatitis hard to cure?

Unknow?: Remember: behind what we know always hides a lot of what we still don't know

chronic non-bacterial prostatitis is a diagnosis of exclusion. The above fact and notion applies to it also.

In management, to a sense, we handle its related symptoms including irritative or obstructive voiding symptoms or local discomfort with medications, reassurance, adjusting expectation...

See expert as needed. ...Read more

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Why is chronic non-bacterial prostatitis so hard to cure?

Why is chronic non-bacterial prostatitis so hard to cure?

Prostatitis: Mainly, because it is not caused by bacteria and therefore does not respond to any anabiotic. Since we don't know what starts the information process, we really don't know how to turn it off. ...Read more

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Could chronic prostatitis make it hard for me to urinate for 3 years?

Could chronic prostatitis make it hard for me to urinate for 3 years?

Yes: It can especially if you have an enlarged prostate. Talk to your urologist. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urology, dallas, texas. ...Read more

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Can prostate examination cause prostatitis? I went to a urologist he poke my prostate rigorously. Can I get chronic prostatitis from this procedure?

Can prostate examination cause prostatitis? I went to a urologist he poke my prostate rigorously. Can I get chronic prostatitis from this procedure?

No: Rectal examination of the prostate will not cause prostatitis.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Erection (Definition)

An erection refers to the stiff or erect penis. An erection that is " normal" means that it is ...Read more