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Hard To Diagnose Prostatitis
Unknow?: Remember: behind what we know always hides a lot of what we still don't know 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... See expert as needed. ...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
CAT SCANS help.: In the modern era, ct's of the abdomen have been very helpful for diagnosing appendicitis for the non-classic presentations. In the past, it was not uncommon to operate for appendicitis only to find a normal appendix 10-15% of the time. Thanks to ct scans, this 'negative appendectomy' rate has decreased. Of course, there are radiation risks associated with ct scans' so we have to be selective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign MS: Benign MS occurs in about 15% of people with relapsing remitting MS. It means a person has 1-2 attacks of MS symptoms and no other symptoms the rest of their life. We cannot determine who has or does not have this form of MS, but it would be nice to be able to determine this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can prostate examination cause prostatitis? I went to a urologist he poke my prostate rigorously. Can i get chronic prostatitis from this procedure?
No: Rectal examination of the prostate will not cause prostatitis. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Signs, yes. Diagnose and management, no. Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disease definitely diagnosed by endoscopy. Major symptoms of uc are diarrhea, rectal bleeding, spasms of the gut wall, passage of mucus, and crampy abdominal pain. If you have any of those, please see a doctor. ...Read more
Possible: It is certainly possible to treat chronic abacterial prostatitis but is very difficult. Treatment at this point is usually for comfort measures to include anti-inflmmatory medications, sitz bath, and avoidance of certian foods and behaviours that provoke symptoms. The treatment may not cure the problem but will help control the symptoms to make the patient more functional on a day to day basis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello Doctor,Can you please guide me.What happens to Prostate when it inflame(non bacterial prostatitis)and to veins of prostate, working of prostate?
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