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What causes a chronic bacterial prostatitis?

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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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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Surgery withheld pending resolved UTI ecoli chronic prostatitis refractory to past 8wks of antibiotics. What is the most aggressive drug of choice?

Depends on the bug. : The antibiotic of choice is dictated by the susceptibility of the particular bacteria in the urine. Not all e. Coli are the same with respect to their response to the same antibiotics. If your UTI hasn't responded to 8 weeks treatment, it could be that the e. Coli is resistant to the antibiotics tried or that a prostate abscess is present. A urologist could help you. ...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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Is it possible to have chronic prostatitis?

Is it possible to have chronic prostatitis?

Yes: Chronic prostatitis is a chronic infection of the prostate gland. There are several classifications of prostatitis. Once the infection clears, there may be a residual smoldering infection and/or inflammation that resembles the symptoms of prostatitis that may then become chronic and persist for a long time. ...Read more

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I have chronic prostatitis. Can this be cured?

I have chronic prostatitis.  Can this be cured?

Maybe: Chronic prostatitis is a difficult diagnosis to treat and harder to cure. The causes are often difficult to determine, some evidence has shown improvement in symptoms with Flomax (tamsulosin) (or other Alpha blockers) and pelvic floor physical therapy. Try to not get frustrated and work with your urologist to help determine the cause and if any treatment works for you. Realize this process may take time. ...Read more

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Can there be any cure for chronic prostatitis?

Can there be any cure for chronic prostatitis?

Chronic Rx!: Usually a chronic course of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Metronidazole will help. However, there is mounting evidence that in some ways it may be an autoimmune disease, ie. A reaction to bacterial debris left in the prostate after repeat infection! prevention is always key. ...Read more