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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Male, 23. All of symptoms of acute prostatitis, no diagnosis. Taking doxycycline hyclate. Should this help clear it? Tips/What could have caused it?
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?
I was diagnosed with acute prostatitis can my wife get a infection or yeast infection through sexual intercourse? We do not use condoms
My husband is being treated for sepsis, kidney infection and acute prostatitis. he has been on IV antibiotics for 17 days and it still burns. Is this normal?
Yes: After a serious infection such as this one, there is likely to be burning until the epithelium has completely healed. There may also be another cause of the burning; your physician can address this. Best wishes. ...Read more
What is prostatitis? Is prostatitis contagious? Does STD cause prostatitis? If STD is not the cause then what are other causes? How it can b treated?
Prostatitis: Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate. It most often starts as a bacterial infection. The majority of cases are caused by bacteria from your own body. These are not contagious. A small percentage of cases may be due to std organisms and therefore might be spread sexually. ...Read more
Received oral sex that has led to prostatitis. All std negative including m gen. What could have caused it if not by std? Am I contagious?
Pelvic pain?: Prostatitis is not due to any STD, and oral sex is not known to cause prostatitis. Those events probably are unrelated. Or maybe you have chronic pelvic pain syndrome, which causes symptoms similar to prostatitis; read the very good Wikipedia article. CPPS is uncomfortable but harmless. Your local NHS GUM clinic would be an excellent option for expert care for it. Antibiotics probably won't help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes prostatitis? All std tests negative. Mycoplasma and ureaplasma tests negative. Urine culture negative. 6 woks cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cured Contagious?
Can extremely painful defecation (with any diet) be the symptom of prostatitis, is it more common to acute or chronic prostatis?
Dyschezia/painful: Defecation can b due to constipation/tumor or prostatitis (acute more likely in your age group). Hemorrhoids (internal)also a possibility. Suggest see urologist/pcp for tests, evaluation, treatment. Keep stool soft with added fiber & fluids &/or stool softener. May also need sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy. ...Read more
Could all kind of prostatitis(acute, chronic bacterial or chronic non bacterial) makes a prostate swell?
Yes: all of the states you mentioned can cause the prostate to enlarge. What of equal if not more importance is the degree of tenderness you experience especially during your rectal exam. Even though you are relatively young, as we get older the prostate can enlarge and cause urinary symptoms. ...Read more
Depends on the organism and its susceptibility!
Gonorrhea ,Chlamydia and occasional Enterobacteriaceae are the main culprits of Infection! Have your Urine checked for them by your physician with NAAT ( Nucleic Acid Amplification test)
Rocephin and Doxycycline are the combination treatment of choice! ...Read more
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