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Doctor insights on: Is Doxycycline A Reasonable 1st Choice To Treat A Prostate Infection

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Been on doxycline almost 30 days for prostate infection, I don't feel any better. How long does take for medicine to kick in?

Been on doxycline almost 30 days for prostate infection, I don't feel any better. How long does take for medicine to kick in?

Talk with doctor: You should have felt at least somewhat better in a week or two. Talk to your doctor about trying other antibiotic like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or other treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain that relates to prostatitis and have tried bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and doxycycline and also a round of Flagyl in case i had some other infection.

I have pain that relates to prostatitis and have tried bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and doxycycline  and also a round of Flagyl in case i had some other infection.

Chronic Prostatitis: I wold advise a couple of things. I think the naturopaths may have some advice for you as well and you may want to google naturopathic treatment of chronic prostatitis. Your antibiotic treatment choices are missing Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or any treatment for gonorrhea. Where you tested for gonorrhea and/or chlamydia? Have you tried saw palmetto the herb designed to help shrink a swollen prostate? ...Read more

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What is done to treat a prostate infection?

What is done to treat a prostate infection?

Prostatitis: Antibiotic along w non steroidal anti inflammatory (NSAID) are the most common medications used to treat prostate infection. Common antibiotics : cipro, (ciprofloxacin) bactrim. Common NSAID : Ibuprofen , naproxen. Usually an extended course of treatment > 2 weeks is needed because medications do not penetrate the prostate easily. ...Read more

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My doctor first said I may have prostate infection and prescribed me leflox 250 for 5 days still no result. What other treatment do u prefer Drrobert?

My doctor first said I may have prostate infection and prescribed me leflox 250 for 5 days still no result. What other treatment do u prefer Drrobert?

Longer treatment: Most prostate infections are treated with 30 days of antibiotics. Go back and see your doctor to see if you need longer treatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat prostate infection?

Prostate infections: are hard to diagnose and hard to treat. Often they require a longer course of Quinolone antibiotics such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) ...Read more

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What could cause pain below the belly button when urinating? Already been treated for UTI and prostate infection.

What could cause pain below the belly button when urinating? Already been treated for UTI and prostate infection.

Here are some ...: To delve into the cause for your symptoms, doc needs to analyze the specific timing, degree, duration, & progress of the pain below belly button as well as voiding pattern. conduct physicals, and testing urine (UA, residual urine) so to deduce if the pain is related with bladder or somewhere outside it. So, work with Doc hoping to reveal its cause & Rx/care. Besides, never ignore healthy lifestyle ...Read more

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My husband has a prostate infection. Is there anything I can do to help him?

Avoid spicy food: Prepare bland food. Avoid spicy or fried foods. Be supportive. ...Read more

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Had a prostate infection for 2 1/2 years still not cured. Can anything help me?

Had a prostate infection for 2 1/2 years still not cured. Can anything help me?

Several issues!: Chronic prostatitis is not always a current bacterial infection, but an immune reaction to bacterial debris within the prostate gland. If your prostatic secretions reveal a specific bacteria, then a culture with sensitivity will guide you to the appropriate antibiotic. Many cases of chronic "bacterial" prostatitis occur because treatment periods are to short! ...Read more

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Can someone with a prostate infection give me a yeast infection?

Can someone with a prostate infection give me a yeast infection?

ST yeast infection: Prostate infections are generally bacterial and really do not transmit from the person to their partner. The yeast infections have been linked actually to oral sex rather than other forms of intercourse. It's hasn't been shown to help to treat both partners for the yeast infection, but you can try acidophilus to help keep the infections to a minimum. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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