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What causes a chronic bacterial prostatitis?

What causes a chronic bacterial 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

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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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Is it possible to have chronic prostatitis?

Is it possible to have chronic prostatitis?

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

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How is it possible I have chronic prostatitis after massage hand job with oil? Could oil harbor stds?

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 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 chronic prostatitis?

What causes chronic prostatitis?

Unclear: There is not enough space here to discuss chronic prostatitis. It may be bacterial (5%) or nonbacterial. The nonbacterial form is difficult to treat effectively. Nonbacterial prostatitis may be related to chronic pelvic pain syndromes and to interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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What's chronic prostatitis caused by?

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

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What can I do to?Treat chronic prostatitis?

What can I do to?Treat chronic prostatitis?

Tough: I'd start with a antibiotic with anti-inflammatory activity like Doxycycline for 30 days.Consult your urologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to calm my chronic prostatitis?

What can I do to calm my chronic prostatitis?

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 more

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I have chronic prostatitis. Can this be cured?

I have chronic prostatitis.  Can this be cured?

Maybe: Chronic prostatitis is a difficult diagnosis to treat and harder to cure. The causes are often difficult to determine, some evidence has shown improvement in symptoms with Flomax (tamsulosin) (or other Alpha blockers) and pelvic floor physical therapy. Try to not get frustrated and work with your urologist to help determine the cause and if any treatment works for you. Realize this process may take time. ...Read more