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Sign of prostatitis and how to diagnose it.

Sign of prostatitis and how to diagnose it.

Prostatitis: Diagnosis will be based on symptoms and physical exam and possibly midstream urine culture. ...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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Why chronic nonbacterial prostatitis so hard to cure, because we don't know what exactly is causing the problems yet? Or what?

Prostatitis: Yes. For the most part I believe you just answered your own question. Since nonbacterial prostatitis is not due to a bacterial infection, it does not respond to antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are there lab tests to diagnose prostatitis?

Are there lab tests to diagnose prostatitis?

Somewhat: There's no *absolute* test, but the diagnosis is supported by an abnormal urinalysis, irritative urinary symptoms, and a rectal exam with a tender prostate. ...Read more

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Why is chronic non-bacterial prostatitis hard to cure?

Why is chronic non-bacterial prostatitis hard to cure?

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

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Why is chronic non-bacterial prostatitis so hard to cure?

Why is chronic non-bacterial prostatitis so hard to cure?

Prostatitis: Mainly, because it is not caused by bacteria and therefore does not respond to any anabiotic. Since we don't know what starts the information process, we really don't know how to turn it off. ...Read more

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Could chronic prostatitis make it hard for me to urinate for 3 years?

Could chronic prostatitis make it hard for me to urinate for 3 years?

Yes: It can especially if you have an enlarged prostate. Talk to your urologist. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urology, dallas, texas. ...Read more

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Help docs? Why is the chronic non-bacterial prostatitis so hard to cure?

Help docs? Why is the chronic non-bacterial prostatitis so hard to cure?

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

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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

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

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Having trouble excreting stool, semen leakage if push hard, so scared to push hard. Have prostatitis, tingling in penis tip, abdomen pain, treatment! Plz!

Having trouble excreting stool, semen leakage if push hard, so scared to push hard. Have prostatitis, tingling in penis tip, abdomen pain, treatment! Plz!

Prostatitis: 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

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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

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What is the frequency of chronic prostatitis among men in their 30's?

Very common: Prostatitis is very common in men in their 30s. Treatment consists of antibiotics daily for 3 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What causes prostatitis?

What causes prostatitis?

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

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How common is prostatitis?

How common is prostatitis?

Very: Most cases of so called prostatitis is not a true bacterial infection. Antibiotics rarely help. It is a symptom complex of burning and perineal pain. ...Read more

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How do you treat prostatitis?

Multiple ways: Warm sitz baths, antibiotics, frequent ejaculation, gentle massage, Alpha blockers, and some research is being done on use of microwave devices and plant extracts. ...Read more

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What usually causes prostatitis?

Inflammation: 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

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How to know if I got prostatitis?

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

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Do a lot of people get prostatitis?

Do a lot of people get prostatitis?

Only men: It is very common and can be treated with antibiotics. If you have continuing symptoms or concerns you may need to see a urologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to end my prostatitis?

What can I do to end my prostatitis?

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

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Are there many types of prostatitis?

Prostatitis: Types are: acute bacterial, chronic bacterial, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, & asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis. ...Read more

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What tests are done for prostatitis?

What tests are done for prostatitis?

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

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And how do you end prostatitis pain?

And how do you end prostatitis pain?

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

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How common is recurrent prostatitis?

Somewhat: Is more common if you have multiple sex partners or if you have a low sex drive. ...Read more

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Does prostatitis only affect old men?

Not at all: Although it is much more common in older men, any man can get prostatitis. ...Read more

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How is prostatitis diagnosed in a guy?

Examination: Diagnosis looks at symptoms, examination of the prostate and microscopic examination of prostate fluid. Culture of the prostate fluid is helpful but not mandatory. ...Read more