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Doctor insights on: Chronic Prostatitis And Epididymitis

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Could chronic nonbacterial prostatitis affects fertility?

Could chronic nonbacterial prostatitis affects fertility?

Inflamed , infertile: Male infertility is multifactorial but not impossible for any form of inflammation to cause damage and lead to infertility. Causes of inflammation that might not be bacterial include virus, autoimmune, chemical exposure , trauma , etc. See a urologist and treating potential causes may help fertility. ...Read more

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Prostatitis (Definition)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland (located beneath the bladder in men), making it difficult ...Read more


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How can physician distinguish between acute bacterial prostatitis and chronic prostatis?

How can physician distinguish between acute bacterial prostatitis and chronic prostatis?

Prostatitis: By history, physical examination, and examination of the urine and prostatic secretions, culture of urine and prostatic secretions. ...Read more

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What are epididymitis, orchitis and epididymo-orchitis?

What are epididymitis, orchitis and epididymo-orchitis?

Infection: These are infections of the structures within the scrotum, the testis (orchitis), the tubular structure adjacent to the testis (epididymitis), or both (epididymo-orchitis). In young men these infections are often sexually transmitted, like chlamydia. Older men usually are infected with gram negative bacteria that may also cause urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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Can chronic non-bacterial prostatitis be cured?

Can chronic non-bacterial prostatitis be cured?

Here are some ...: This diagnosis is a potpourri of various still unknown prostate-related disorders. Thus far, some mystery surrounding it is still in the cloud, its reasonable care options are available ranging from taking alpha-blocker, pelvic floor muscle exercise, possible drug use for pelvis nerve (pudental) neuropathy or even nerve block, etc. In short, it's manageable but not necessarily curable. More? Ask. ...Read more

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Can epididymitis lead to and enlarged prostate or prostatitis?

No: Epididymitis is and infection and /or inflammation of the epididymis which is a structure on the testicle. Diseases of this structure will not lead to an enlarged prostate and very unlikely to lead to prostatitis. ...Read more

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What's chronic bacterial prostatitis from?

What's chronic bacterial prostatitis from?

Not all prostatitis: Is bacterial. Perhaps prostate and seminal vesicle congestion may be irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and you suffer irritative effects. Commonly, anti-biotics are used, and anti-inflammatories. But sex, too much or too little, has no established role. Having sex can elevate the psa test, however. ...Read more

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Can chronic prostatits come from urethritis?

Chronic prostatitis: The same bacteria that cause urethritis can cause prostatitis. It's two different processes, but the causes are similar. ...Read more

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Help can chronic nonbacterial prostatitis affect fertility?

Help can chronic nonbacterial prostatitis affect fertility?

Here are some...: Male factors contribute directly to 30% & in part to another 20% of infertility with some 50% from female factors. Chronic non-bacterial prostatitis should not affect inherent sperm count and motility, and hence would not affect fertility. ...Read more

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Can bacterial prostatitis cause difficulty urinating? Is bacterial prostatitis treatable?

Can bacterial prostatitis cause difficulty urinating? Is bacterial prostatitis treatable?

Yes and yes: Painful and difficult to initiate urination can occur with prostatitis. It is treatable and potentially curable depending upon the causative agent and the skills of your urologist. Best wishes for a successful outcome. ...Read more

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What is chronic epididymitis?

What is chronic epididymitis?

Chronic inflammation: This is a chronic condition usually resulting from infection. This is a structure around the testicle that becomes tender and is usually treated with anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen. This is not life-threatening although it can impact a man's daily activities from discomfort and pressure. ...Read more

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Symtoms of chronic non-bacterial postatitis?

Symtoms of chronic non-bacterial postatitis?

usually pain: Patients with abacterial prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (cpps; category iii in the 1995 national institutes of health prostatitis classification system) have the same symptom complex as those with chronic bacterial prostatitis. Such as penile tip pain, testicular, rectal, lower abdominal and back pain. Also they can complaint of frequent urination, pain while urinating and incontinence. ...Read more

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Could all kind of prostatitis(acute, chronic bacterial or chronic non bacterial) makes a prostate swell?

Could all kind of prostatitis(acute, chronic bacterial or chronic non bacterial) makes a prostate swell?

Yes: all of the states you mentioned can cause the prostate to enlarge. What of equal if not more importance is the degree of tenderness you experience especially during your rectal exam. Even though you are relatively young, as we get older the prostate can enlarge and cause urinary symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes a chronic bacterial prostatitis?

Not all prostatitis: Is bacterial. Perhaps prostate and seminal vesicle congestion may be irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and you suffer irritative effects. Commonly, anti-biotics are used, and anti-inflammatories. But sex, too much or too little, has no established role. Having sex can elevate the psa test, however. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cure painful urination and prostatitis?

Can antibiotics cure painful urination and prostatitis?

Yes: Antibiotics and analgesics/anti-inflmmatory medications are the mainstay of treatment initially for prostatitis and bladder infections. If caught and treated early, the cure rate is very high. If left untreated for a prolonged period of time, it can progress to chroinc prostatitis. ...Read more

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Epididymitis (Definition)

A condition in which the tube at the back of the testicle, which stores and ...Read more