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Is It Possible To Have Chronic Prostatitis
Not all prostatitis: Is bacterial. Perhaps prostate and seminal vesicle congestion may be irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and you suffer irritative effects. Commonly, anti-biotics are used, and anti-inflammatories. But sex, too much or too little, has no established role. Having sex can elevate the psa test, however. ...Read more
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
Yes: Chronic prostatitis is a chronic infection of the prostate gland. There are several classifications of prostatitis. Once the infection clears, there may be a residual smoldering infection and/or inflammation that resembles the symptoms of prostatitis that may then become chronic and persist for a long time. ...Read more
How is it possible I have chronic prostatitis after massage hand job with oil? Could oil harbor stds?
Not always and STD: Prostatitis/prostodynia isn't always caused by an STD. Any bacteria that can cause a bladder infection (such as e-coli) can cause it. Sometimes it is from trauma. Riding a bicycle, for example, can give you prostatitis/prostodynia. Sometimes the cause is never found and cultures for bacteria are repeatedly negative. Oil is unlikely to harbor STDs. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely, but: Severe straddle injuries to the perineum and complex pelvic fractures can cause disruption to the urethra or pelvic floor, which could set up the conditions for inflammation of the prostate. Many cases of chronic prostatitis, however, are ultimately idiopathic, meaning no clear cause is found. ...Read more
Prostatitis Rx: Antibiotics are commonly prescribed in the treatment for prostatitis. Alpha blocker drugs help relax the bladder neck and the muscle fibers where your prostate joins your bladder which may lessen painful urination. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may also help. Prostate massage by your doctor may also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually but . . .: Acute prostatitis is typically very painful but chronic prostatitis can sometimes linger & smolder while being silent w/o pain. Then it's only diagnosed coincidentally when a high psa is found upon screening (which uspstf says we're not supposed to be doing these days, at least not w/o thorough talk about ramifications). Regardless, prostatitis is very difficult to cure & takes a long bout of abx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed chronic prostatitis several yrs ago. Episodes usually last a couple months. Bike riding agravates it. Love bike riding. Should I not ride?
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