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Could Not Wearing Underwear Help Me Cure My Prostate Infection
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
Several issues!: Chronic prostatitis is not always a current bacterial infection, but an immune reaction to bacterial debris within the prostate gland. If your prostatic secretions reveal a specific bacteria, then a culture with sensitivity will guide you to the appropriate antibiotic. Many cases of chronic "bacterial" prostatitis occur because treatment periods are to short! ...Read more
Teen and prostatitis: In men, poor emptying of the bladder is often due to an enlarged prostate, called benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Because BPH commonly develops as men age, bladder infections occur more frequently in men over the age of 50. A teenager should not be expected to have a large prostate. Other causes are multiple sex partners without using a condom, kidney stones, among others. ...Read more
Yes: A urologist's evaluation can help figure out why a person has pain with ejaculation. The cause can be a prostate problem (such as infection or worse), or a problem with another part of the male organs. The person can bring a calendar "diary" to the urologist, with information showing when he had ejaculations, when the pain occurred, when the pain did not occur, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If it is a true bacterial prostate infection it will be hard to clear without antibiotics. ...Read more
If I have been diagnosed with a prostate infection could drinking lots of tea make the infection worse?
No: Drinking tea should have no effect on the infection in the prostate. ...Read more
I am experiencing dull rectal pain just this. Like burning almost. What most likely could it be. Just prostate infection? Or something more serious?
You could see doc: I am sorry to hear about this. But I would suggest you see your doctor regarding this burning pain. Especially if you have a family history of rectal disease or inflammatory bowel disease. But even if you don't have a family history you should still see your doctor for this burning pain. ...Read more
Yes: Having anal sex, especially if prolonged or frequently, can increase the chances of prostatitis or prostate irritability. This can cause a bacterial or nonbacterial infection of the prostate. This can occur from multiple pathways such as trauma to the prostate, retention of urine, or inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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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