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Male, 23. All of symptoms of acute prostatitis, no diagnosis. Taking doxycycline hyclate. Should this help clear it?

Male, 23. All of symptoms of acute prostatitis, no diagnosis. Taking doxycycline hyclate. Should this help clear it?

Maybe, maybe not: True prostatitis is rare at your age (23), and when it occurs, it's usually non-bacterial (often not due to any infection at all), and doxycycline and other antibiotics don't help. It may be worth a try, but don't get your hopes up too high. Typical symptoms (testiular or low abdominal pain, urinary discomfort, etc) often are the chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Google it for for more information. ...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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Male, 23. All of symptoms of acute prostatitis, no diagnosis. Taking doxycycline hyclate. Should this help clear it? Tips/What could have caused it?

Male, 23. All of symptoms of acute prostatitis, no diagnosis. Taking doxycycline hyclate. Should this help clear it? Tips/What could have caused it?

Complicated answer:: Bacteria can enter the prostate from the urethra or the bladder and cause an isolated infection of the prostate. BUT in younger men prostatitis is often secondary to an STD urethritis. Your Dr likely felt that your "prostatitis" was more likely due to Chlamydia STD. Doxicycline is effective for this. Prostatitis is very common. Aside from STD related, often time the cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Will my prostatitis get used to doxycycline? As cleared it within a month first time, took 3 months second time, only 1 that helps, flare up now

Will my prostatitis get used to doxycycline? As cleared it within a month first time, took 3 months second time, only 1 that helps, flare up now

See answer: Prostatitis can mean many things, and I suspect in your case there may be reason to consider an alternative explanation for your symptoms. Many men have symptoms of the lower urinary tract labeled as "prostatitis" yet bacterial infection is undetectable. The emergence of resistant bacteria is a major public health problem due to widespread unwarranted antibiotic use. Google the term "cpps". ...Read more

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I've been on doxycycline for prostatis for 11 weeks. This helped. As soon as I came off them my prostatitis got worse. On dc again, symptoms improve.

I've been on doxycycline for prostatis for 11 weeks. This helped. As soon as I came off them my prostatitis got worse. On dc again, symptoms improve.

Natural additions: You may know that prostatitis often is the result of an infection. There is also enlarged prostate. Your doc can tell you if you have both. Ask him/her about addiing natural prostate supplements to your meds. One product is prostathera but there are many that include such things as saw palmetto, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I've been taking doxycycline for 6 weeks for prostatitis but keep having relapses. I'm suppose to take for another 3 months 100 mg once a day. Will th?

I've been taking doxycycline for 6 weeks for prostatitis but keep having relapses. I'm suppose to take for another 3 months 100 mg once a day. Will th?

Prostatis: This is a difficult condition to treat effectively, and in fact may or may not be due to infection, or there may be infective agents not sensitive to the medication you are receiving. In addition, frequent ejaculation, warm Sitz baths and other adjunctive therapies may be beneficial. Hopefully your doctor is on the right track and you will recover soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I would like to know what alternative there is to bactrim. I have prostatitis Bactria helped the best but made me to sick tryed cipro and doxycycline?

I would like to know what alternative there is to bactrim. I have prostatitis Bactria helped the best but made me to sick tryed cipro and doxycycline?

Maybe no antibiotic: First have a frank conversation with your doctor about whether you need antibiotic treatment of any kind. Most prostatitis is non-infectious and antibiotics don't help. They're usually worth a try, but it's often best to stop after a couple of tries don't work and limit treatment to urine flow drugs, NSAIDs, etc. If documented bacterial infection, maybe consult with infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Have Prostatitis, when took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) had kidney pain. Now Doxycycline 100mg BID, this 3rd day. Can I also take Zithromax 250mg x 4 for 1 day? Had for 3yr

Have Prostatitis, when took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) had kidney pain. Now Doxycycline 100mg BID, this 3rd day. Can I also take Zithromax 250mg x 4 for 1 day? Had for 3yr

You need Urologist: The choice of antibiotics and LENGTH of treatment is important! Prostatic message may also be indicated!
See a urologist for treatment.

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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Was given vibramycin (doxycycline) for trouble urinating and right flank pain. Doc says prostatitis, are these symptoms and is this right med for my problem?

Was given vibramycin (doxycycline) for trouble urinating and right flank pain. Doc says prostatitis, are these symptoms and is this right med for my problem?

Poss no: Prostatitis can cause fever, irritative voiding symptoms, perineal or suprapubic pain and prostatic tenderness on rectal exam. Flank pain makes me think more of kidney pain than prostate, especially when it is only on one side. Unprotected sex can make STDs a possible etiology. All these should be worked up b/c the indicated ab depends on an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have pain that relates to prostatitis and have tried bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and doxycycline and also a round of Flagyl in case I had some other infection.

Chronic Prostatitis: I wold advise a couple of things. I think the naturopaths may have some advice for you as well and you may want to google naturopathic treatment of chronic prostatitis. Your antibiotic treatment choices are missing Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or any treatment for gonorrhea. Where you tested for gonorrhea and/or chlamydia? Have you tried saw palmetto the herb designed to help shrink a swollen prostate? ...Read more

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No kidney stones, trouble urinating bad right flank pain... HELP ME PLEASE..... Doc says prostatitis no symptoms. Will vibramycin (doxycycline) help me? WorthS. Eff

No kidney stones, trouble urinating bad right flank pain... HELP ME PLEASE..... Doc says prostatitis no symptoms. Will vibramycin (doxycycline) help me? WorthS. Eff

Difficulty: Starting urinary stream could be symptom of prostatitis. Right flank pain could be caused by other conditions, such as appendicitis. If you have an infection, vibramycin (doxycycline) might help. Flank pain is unusual with prostatitis. You need to speak with your doctor on how this pain should be treated. ...Read more

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What is Doxycycline Hyclate 100 mg used for?

Antibiotic: Used for many purposes, mainly preventing or treating an infection ...Read more

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Which is cheaper? Doxycycline hyclate or monohyclate?

Ask the druggest: Prices can vary a lot from drug store to drug store. There has been a recent huge increase in Doxycycline prices since tetracycline went off the market. Supply and demand. ...Read more

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What is the medicine doxycycline hyclate 100mg prescribed for?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline can be used to treat Lyme disease, Pneumonia, Anthrax, Lymphogranuloma venereum, Rickettsiosis, Pleural effusion, Bacterial pneumonia or Mycoplasma infection. ...Read more

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Doxycycline hyclate 20mg vs 50mg vs 100ms, which should I take?

Doxycycline hyclate 20mg vs 50mg vs 100ms, which should I take?

Doxycycline dose: The usual dose of Doxycycline ia 100 mg twice daily for 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Doxycycline hyclate helps with strep?

Doxycycline hyclate helps with strep?

Maybe: Doxycycline potentially can treat group a strep, the pathogen that causes strep throat, however resistance rates are about 20% in the community. You may want to discuss with her provider, based on her allergy profile, a better choice. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline hyclate 100mg cause a cough?

Can doxycycline hyclate 100mg cause a cough?

Not side effect....: Doxycycline does not typically have cough as a side-effect. However, an allergic reaction could cause bronchospasm which could cause a cough. So, if you are also short of breath, contact your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Vibramycin (Definition)

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Vibra Tabs (Definition)

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