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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Prostatitis And Urethritis

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Is there a difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

Is there a difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

Yes: Prostatitis affects the prostate gland, a pelvic organ responsible for semen production. Urethritis affects the urethra. Bacteria causing the 2 differ; urethritis is more often a sexually transmitted infection (but not always). Prostatitis is usually caused by the same bugs that cause uti's. Symptoms also differ--prostatitis is usaually a deep pain, urethritis is burning and penile discharge. ...Read more

Dr. James Kuan
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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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What is the difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

What is the difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

Anatomic.: Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate, usually due to infection. Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra, the outlet to the bladder. The difference it one of anatomic location, but there is overlap in the infectious agents that cause them. E. Coli & proteus; common causes of urinary tract infections, can cause both. Stds such as gonnorrhea & chylamydia are also common causes of urethritis. ...Read more

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Can a cystoscope detect urethritis or prostatitis?

Can a cystoscope detect urethritis or prostatitis?

Probably not..., but: If done at right time, cystoscopy may evidence mucosal inflmmation to suggest urethritis or prostatitis. But, most of times, both can be diagnosed with good history, physical finding, urinalysis, and others as needed. And cystoscopy is only needed for protracted cases to rule out stricture. To detail both, go to see urologist timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Prostatitis following non specific urethritis bacterial or fungal as candida present ?

Prostatitis following non specific urethritis  bacterial or fungal as candida present ?

Likely bacterial.: Although reports of fungal prostatitis have been reported in the literature, this disease is quite rare, limited to severely immune-compromised (transplant or hiv) patients who are hospitalized. If your have a prostatic infection, it is most likely bacterial and candida is a urinary or culture contaminant. I recommend you see a urologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any chance of urine reflux into vas deferes or ejaculatory ducts due to prostatitis or urethritis? What are the treatments?

Is there any chance of urine reflux into vas deferes or ejaculatory ducts due to prostatitis or urethritis? What are the treatments?

Epididymitis: This is the proposed mechanism of epididymitis. Usually a strain such as lifting or exercising (increasing intra-abdominal pressure) causes the reflux a very tiny amounts of bacteria laden urine down the vas. The treatment is the same as it is for prostatitis: antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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My prostatitis started with non specific urethritis with yellow pus fro penis this proves its bacterial ?

My prostatitis started with non specific urethritis with yellow pus fro penis this proves its bacterial ?

Probably: It is probably bacterial, especially with the pus, but there is no "proving" it without cultures and further evaluation. That being said, the vast majority of infectious prostatitis is bacterial in origin. ...Read more

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Does prostititis feel like urethritis?

Does prostititis feel like urethritis?

Usually not: Prostatitis primarily causes pain or discomfort in the low abdomen, back, rectum, testicles, etc, often hard to pinpoint the exact location; sometimes urinary frequency or urgency; usually no discharge. Urethritis primarily causes discharge of pus or mucus from the penis, sometimes with painful urination, usually without urinary symtoms or the kind of pain from prostatitis. ...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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Urethritis (Definition)

The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside of your body. Urethritis occurs when this urethra is inflammed or infected. This is most often caused by an E. Coli infection and can ...Read more