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Is acute prostatitis contagious?

Is acute prostatitis contagious?

NOT contagious: In general most urine/bladder infections are not contagious in men or women. The prostate is located near the bladder in men. However , epididymitis can be caused by an std --so it is important to have an exact diagnosis more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/prostatitis/ds00341. ...Read more

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Dr. James Kuan
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Prostatitis (Definition)

Prostatitis is the swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, which is a 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 tips can you give me to cope with acute prostatitis?

What tips can you give me to cope with acute prostatitis?

Acute prostatitis: Assuming you have seen a physician and gotten a prescription for antibiotics, the discomfort can be helped somewhat by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen), warm tub soaks and elevation of the feet. Frequent ejaculations (although sometimes painful) can also hasten recovery. ...Read more

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Are there non-prescription remedies i can take to relieve acute prostatitis?

Are there non-prescription remedies i can take to relieve acute prostatitis?

Yes, but get seen. : Acute prostatitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection, so the most important step is to have a urine culture to identify the pathogen, and antibiotic to help clear the infection. If you are on appropriate antibiotics right now, you can talk a pain reliever such as Ibuprofen (advil) or a urinary anesthetic such a Pyridium (phenazopyridine) (azo) for some relief of symptoms such as pain and burning. ...Read more

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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 (testiular or low abdominal pain, urinary discomfort, etc) often are the chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Google that term for for more information. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have acute prostatitis? I have back pain, and have to pee a lot, which burns. Do i need a prostate exam?

How do I know if I have acute prostatitis? I have back pain, and have to pee a lot, which burns. Do i need a prostate exam?

Prostatitis: These are two of the many possible symptoms of prostatitis. Weakened urinary flow and post-ejaculatory pain are also common symptoms. If you havana of these symptoms you should have a digital rectal exam by a physician. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more