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Despite not having sex for quite a long time I ejaculated frequently through masturbation. How come I've been diagnosed with congestive prostatitis?

Despite not having sex for quite a long time I ejaculated frequently through masturbation. How come I've been diagnosed with congestive prostatitis?

See answer: So-called "congestive prostatitis" usually reserved for those men with symptoms of prostatitis, possible hx of prostate fluid urethral discharge due to overflow, a "boggy" feeling gland on digital exam, and usually (but not always) associated with and due to infrequent ejaculation (sexual and mastubation). Some "stimulated" men with regular ejaculation just produce high amounts of prostate fluid. ...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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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 infectection/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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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

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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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How common is recurrent prostatitis?

Somewhat: Is more common if you have multiple sex partners or if you have a low sex drive. ...Read more