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Hard To Diagnose Prostatitis
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chronic non-bacterial prostatitis is a diagnosis of exclusion. The above fact and notion applies to it also.
In management, to a sense, we handle its related symptoms including irritative or obstructive voiding symptoms or local discomfort with medications, reassurance, adjusting expectation...
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Yes: It can especially if you have an enlarged prostate. Talk to your urologist. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urology, dallas, texas. ...Read more
Diagnose: prostatitis. Don't like regular water. Drink 5 liters of Propel water per day. Is that too much artificial sweetner? Hurting my prostate?
Not a problem: Drinking 5 liters a day should not affect prostatis ...Read more
Cause unknown: Nonbacterial is not uncommon but is usually a diagnosis of exclusion because the etiologic agent has not been identified. It can also develop from a noninfectious inflammatory disorder. This needs a thorough work up to make sure that an infectious agent is not present and may even benefit from empiric courses of antibiotics. ...Read more
Whenever I pass stool (soft or hard) there's always few drops of semen (white/transparent) comes out from urethra. Does this means I've prostatitis?
Erections are suddenly weak and maintaining one is becoming hard. Can Piles have any effect or maybe do I have prostatitis? I'm 27 don't drink or smok
Many possible causes: Stress or anxiety can affect "performance". Alcohol and marijuana can affect the quality of erections. Tobacco smoking long term can promote erectile dysfunction. Your description does not sound like prostatitis. If you have had groin surgery or radiation therapy, both of these can affect erections. If none of the above apply, then I advise seeing a physician for an exam. ...Read more
Can you have a lower tender abdominal after passing very hard stool especial from center to the left also I have chronic prostatitis?
Having trouble excreting stool, semen leakage if push hard, so scared to push hard. Have prostatitis, tingling in penis tip, abdomen pain, treatment! Plz!
Soften your stool. That is the only possible answer here. I would not assume that you are anything but smart, but if you have troubles pushing out your stool you must soften it with medicine or excess fiber and water.
There is no reason to be scared. You have a common condition. Take the treatment and treat your body with kindness and appropriate concern. ...Read more
What are the gold standard tests needed to diagnose chronic non-bacterial prostatitis? 3wks of tight and sore perineum and scrotum, want to know why.
Here are some. ..: There has been no single gold standard for diagnosing chronic prostatitis. But the combo of a detailed Hx to review the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, progress, and resolution of the symptoms and their potentially related discomforts + physical exams + 3-/4-glass urine test as needed will definitely gain better insight on how to deduce more accurate Dx for more sensible Rx than ever ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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