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Is it unusual to have prostatitis for 2 years even with treatment?

Is it unusual to have prostatitis for 2 years even with treatment?

Unfortunately no: Chronic proststatitis can continue for many years in spite of treatment, especially chronic non-bacterial prostatitis. Also if infectious prostatic stones are present. Such stones need to be removed, usually by agressive transurethral resection, otherwise infection can not be irradicated. Interstitial cystitis can sometimes be confused with chronic prostatitis. ...Read more

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Prostatitis (Definition)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland (located beneath the bladder in men), making it difficult ...Read more


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Is it possible for a URTI to last for more than 1 year, if not treated accordingly? Symptoms haven't changed or progressed, but still exist.

Is it possible for a URTI to last for more than 1 year, if not treated accordingly? Symptoms haven't changed or progressed, but still exist.

URTI: If symptoms are lasting continuously for a year it is unlikely to be URTI . Need to look at other causes like allergies, hay fever . Pl see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have symptoms of leukemia for 2 years without diagnosis until later?

Is it possible to have symptoms of leukemia for 2 years without diagnosis until later?

Possible: All depend on the type. Of. Leukemia, some. Slow , some are not? What. Type. Of. Leukemia are you. Refering to ? ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gonorrhoea and not show symptoms for 5 years in male? Can i still get life threating issue from it?

Is it possible to have gonorrhoea and not show symptoms for 5 years in male? Can i still get life threating issue from it?

Much too long: Nobody has ever been known to carry gonorrhea as long as 5 years. Almost all cases are self cured by the immune system within a few months. No complications are likely in absence of symptoms like discharge, painful urination, etc. Gonorrhea is almost never life threatening. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gonorrhoea and not show symptoms for 5 years in male? Can i still get life threating issue from it? Test recommended?

Is it possible to have gonorrhoea and not show symptoms for 5 years in male? Can i still get life threating issue from it? Test recommended?

Not possible: Same question second time. Same answer: gonorrhea is not carried so long, especially in men, and is almost never life threatening. You don't need testing. But if you will feel better having a negative test, feel free to do it. ...Read more

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I was told its uncommon for a woman of 20 years of age to have scoliosis surgery is this true or is it because there would be more complications?

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I was told its uncommon for a woman of 20 years of age to have scoliosis surgery is this true or is it because there would be more complications?

Scoliosis: This is true. Scoliosis surgery is typically not done unless the degree of curvature is high. There is a misconception that scoliosis always causes pain, but in actuality most patients with a mild scoliosis have no pain and have normal lives. If you have pain, it is likely due to benign causes such as soft tissue inflammation/deconditioning, and conservative treatment should help. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone with epilepsy to have seizures even with medication an occasional one is it cureable or a lifetime condition?

Is it possible for someone with epilepsy to have seizures even with medication an occasional one is it cureable or a lifetime condition?

Seizures: Seizure disorders can be caused by multiple problems and can be very complex to treat. Many times it requires multiple meds in order to bring seizures under control, depending on the condition that causes them. The same is the truth with their duration. Some resolve early in life, some are transient and others may last a lifetime. ...Read more

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How possible is it for a woman in a monogamous marriage for 45 years to be diagnosed with cervical cancer? Is it for instance possible but unlikely?

How possible is it for a woman in a monogamous marriage for 45 years to be diagnosed with cervical cancer? Is it for instance possible but unlikely?

Definitely possible!: I'm sorry this diagnosis has you concerned. This is neither your "fault" nor is it likely related to anything from your husband. Cervical cancer can occur on its own and need imply nothing else! best wishes ! ...Read more

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How typical is it for someone to have undiagnosed depression for 20 or more years?

How typical is it for someone to have undiagnosed depression for 20 or more years?

It happens: I don't know how common it is but it can certainly happen. Men often self-medicate when in denial for depression. Some people are very capable of white- knuckling through symptoms. Defenses like minimization and rationalization can keep many people from being evaluated and properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a PID for many years, more than 5, and not know?

Is it possible to have a PID for many years, more than 5, and not know?

PID: Also called salpingitis can be acute or chronic. Chronic PID is the permanent damage to the fallopian tubes from either acute PID or recurrent PID and often times results in fertility issues, increased ectopic pregnancies, pelvic adhesions and possible chronic pelvic pain. So yes you can have chronic salpingitis for 5 years. However, you would not likely have the fever and severe pain of acute ...Read more

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Is it possible to have scabies after 4months, w/multi doses of Ivermectin, to be reinfected/still have it..but not have gave it to husband or 2 sons?

Is it possible to have scabies after 4months, w/multi doses of Ivermectin, to be reinfected/still have it..but not have gave it to husband or 2 sons?

Need details: How many doses??? Standard is 2------TWO. Were your husband and son treated AT THE SAME TIME???? It is necessary to treat everyone in the home, EVERYONE, including those without symptoms. If they were not treated you would be reinfested. Were you treated with permethrum? Are you sure it is scabies? What was the source? If you have not yet seen a dermatologist, now is a good time. ...Read more

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Assuming someone had a standard case of orchitis ONLY ( bacterial) how long would it have to go untreated to cause noticeable atrophy (guess)?

Assuming someone had a standard case of orchitis ONLY ( bacterial) how long would it have to go untreated to cause noticeable atrophy (guess)?

Here are some ...: Hi! Earl563, Past experience seems suggesting: Pursuing precision is your trait; that is good or bad. Current Q is hard to address because multiple variables are in the play, such as the extent of tissue affected, bacterial virulence, host individual defense mechanism, accuracy of diagnosis, and effectiveness of antibiotics used, etc. The answer could not be deduced because it doesn't fit practice ...Read more

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Is it normal for a man who had ect therapy at 14 who is now 35 to still be having seizures once a month or so?

Is it normal for a man who had ect therapy at 14 who is now 35 to still be having seizures once a month or so?

ECT: If ECT is being used as maintenance and is helping the person then no harm in it being continued as the risk of relapse of major depression may be greater. ...Read more

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Can DVT be cured completely?will this create any problem if my girlfriend is pregnant?she is suffering from 2 years with DVT and continuous medication

Can DVT be cured completely?will this create any problem if my girlfriend is pregnant?she is suffering from 2 years with DVT and continuous medication

DVT & PREGNANCY: Question best answered by a High-Risk OB Specialist as the risk-benefit discussion will be critical in making the best informed decision about continuing medication while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it unlikely for an elderly man(with a history of pneumonia)to have an underlying infection for 2 weeks with no major physical symptoms? He's been nauseous & drinking/eating very little.Says he feels better today. So can infection now be ruled out?

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Is it unlikely for an elderly man(with a history of pneumonia)to have an underlying infection for 2 weeks with no major physical symptoms? He's been nauseous & drinking/eating very little.Says he feels better today. So can infection now be ruled out?

Anything is possible: Elderly patients tend to present with atypical symptoms for the same diseases compared to younger ones. Ongoing symptoms might suggest ongoing active infection or other problems and needs to checked out by the doctor ...Read more

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Is it possible to have testicular cancer for 6 years not treatment and still live?

Is it possible to have testicular cancer for 6 years not treatment and still live?

Depends: It depends what you mean by treatment. A diagnosis of cancer is usually not confirmed until the testis has been removed. Sometimes no treatment is a reasonable option after removal of the testis. If a lump has been present for 6 years but not removed, then it may not be cancer at all, although it is still important to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have had pruritus ani for more than 8 months now and I have heard that there is a 20 % risk it could be related to cancer. Is that true? If not how is the correlation between symptoms and cancer?

I have had pruritus ani for more than 8 months now and I have heard that there is a 20 % risk it could be related to cancer. Is that true? If not how is the correlation between symptoms and cancer?

Wrong: I've never heard such a thing, and it makes no sense. The most common cause is dryness and chafing due to excessive washing and wiping. The treatment: no soap, wash just once a day with lukewarm water, wipe gently, and leave it alone. ...Read more

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Is it normal for teenagers to be diagnosed with asthma?

Is it normal for teenagers to be diagnosed with asthma?

Not "normal": ... But not unusual. Only 3-5% of people have asthma, but the teenage years represents a very common time for it to develop. The best way to prevent it is to aggressively treat childhood allergies, since allergic children are much more likely to develop asthma as a teen. Keeping allergies very well controlled with the help of your allergist is the best way to prevent asthma. ...Read more

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Is it considered to be within "lnormal" reactions for someone to have mild cramping the day after urodynamics or is it a reason for concern?

Probably Normal: After any procedure, some mild discomfort/cramping is normal... If becomes prolonged or severe should follow up with md. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have prostatitis for 2 years even with treatment?

Unfortunately no: Chronic proststatitis can continue for many years in spite of treatment, especially chronic non-bacterial prostatitis. Also if infectious prostatic stones are present. Such stones need to be removed, usually by agressive transurethral resection, otherwise infection can not be irradicated. Interstitial cystitis can sometimes be confused with chronic prostatitis. ...Read more

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Difference b/w Prostate Congestion and Prostatitis Problem? Is both can cause Urine Retention and Treatment for Both for male of 27 Years?Thank Doctor

Difference b/w Prostate Congestion and Prostatitis Problem? Is both can cause Urine Retention and Treatment for Both for male of 27 Years?Thank Doctor

Presumptive diagnosi: Prostatitis is a common diagnosis in many young mails. Prostate Congestion is a vaguely defined term used to describe a suspect diagnosis of Prostatitis( when the doctor is not sure about it. As it is difficult to pin down the diagnosis, doctors often treat it as an infection but it is often hard to prove infection of the prostate. You Need to find a good medical doctor for long term follow up. ...Read more

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What is a prostatitis treatment?

What is a prostatitis treatment?

Depends on cause: It is important to make sure that prostatic is is not infectious in nature. A prostatic massage and culture of prostatic fluid and voided urine after massage can help to define this and antibiotic prescribed. If no infection then anti-inflammatories, sitz baths can be used. It is also important to walk during the day if sitting for long periods. Regular ejaculations can prevent congestion ...Read more

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What treatment is right for my prostatitis?

What treatment is right for my prostatitis?

Depends: There are different sub-types of prostatitis and for each the treatment varies. Also important to rule out other causes for your symptoms. Speak to a urologist. In general treatments might include: antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, Alpha blockers, physical therapy, chronic pain management, dietary modifications, lifestyle changes, prostate massage. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for prostatitis?

What is the best treatment for prostatitis?

Depends on age/cause: There are two types. One is a bacterial infection that needs to be treated with an antibiotic. The other cause is chronic and is treated with several medications-antibiotics, pain medication and medications to relieve symptoms of frequent urination, painful urination and feeling of inadequate emptying of the bladder. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for prostatitis?

Antibiotics: You need antibiotics for this infection of the prostate. ...Read more

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What's the best home treatment for prostatitis?

PROSTATITIS: Several food triggers can flare chronic non-bacterial prostatitis, but this is a diagnosis only confirmed after many other things have been ruled out by a physician. ...Read more

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Does nonbacterial prostatitis go away without treatment?

Does nonbacterial prostatitis go away without treatment?

Yes: Yes by avoiding caffeine and consuming a bland non-spicy diet. Avoid stress and try nice long sitz baths. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for prostatitis?

Prostatitis Rx: There are two kinds of prostatitis: acute (usually more severe) and chronic (most common). Chronic prostatitis is generally treated with several weeks (2-6) of antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin or trimethorprim-suflamethoxazole. Acute prostatitis is usually treated in the hospital with intravenous antibiotics because this condition can be associated with bacteria in the blood stream and shock. ...Read more

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What is the best home treatment, if there is one, for prostatitis?

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What is the best home treatment, if there is one, for prostatitis?

None available: If you really have acute bacterial prostatitis or a urinary tract infection, eg bladder or kidney, or an std (sexually transmitted disease), there's really no home remedy or treatment to cure you. Sorry. Only prescription antibiotics will do the trick. These infections can go bad quickly, so if you're suspicious, go see your family doc immediately for appropriate evaluation & treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for chronic prostatitis?

Physical therapy: Depends on the cause. If you are having classic non-infected chronic prostatitis, believe it or not, pelvic floor physical therapy works wonders. I have had excellent results with my patients and almost all have an improvement in pain and symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for aseptic prostatitis?

What is the treatment for aseptic prostatitis?

Here are some...: ... which may include: understand the features of aseptic prostatitis; behavioral modification to eliminate bladder irritant-containing beverages/foods; judicious use of alpha-blocker; physical therapy for pelvic floor muscle;... More on voiding trouble in men? To articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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My prostatitis has gone following treatment. Is it likely to come back?

My prostatitis has gone following treatment. Is it likely to come back?

Hard to say...: But don't borrow trouble worrying about it. An issue with prostatitis are the annoying urinary symptoms, but also the psa issues. This is more an issue after seed implans than external beam in my experience. Usually when these flare up, and then subside they do not come back, but medicine is not that predictable! ...Read more

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Had someone used prosta-q in the treatment of chronic prostatitis and what was the outcome?

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Had someone used prosta-q in the treatment of chronic prostatitis and what was the outcome?

Limited effect...: Its effects will not likely exceed much of placebo effect from any blind-labeled sugar pills; its ingredients are not different from many online products, which usually include saw palmetto, quercetin, minerals like zinc, cranberry, even vitamins, etc. So, you may try and see if affordable. More on how to deal with voiding trouble? Go to http://formefirst.com/TroublingVoiding-Men.html. Best wish.. ...Read more

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How much Levofloxacin 500 mg is useful in the treatment of prostatitis?

How much Levofloxacin 500 mg is useful in the treatment of prostatitis?

Prostate is spongy: If the cause of the prostatitis is bacteria, and the bacteria is sensitive to levofloxacin, things are ok- however, the duration of therapy will be longer than2 weeks since the spongy nature of the prostrate allows bacteria to hide out and evade killing. ...Read more

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What is the best hospital in the world for the treatment of chronic prostatitis nonbacterial ?

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What is the best hospital in the world for the treatment of chronic prostatitis nonbacterial ?

None, but ...: Nowadays, information & knowledge on any subject abounds; so does that for "chronic" prostatitis. So, almost everywhere you can find a "best" doctor or hospital to treat it, and it's said: There is no magic in life/medicine; if any, that is, to apply current available knowledge, skill, technology, drugs, common sense, & wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way to reasonable patients. ...Read more

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Have you heard of an effective treatment for non bacterial prostatitis?

Have you heard of an effective treatment for non bacterial prostatitis?

Alpha-adrenergics: Medications called alpha-adrenergic blockers help relax the muscles of the prostate gland. They include: •alfuzosin (uroxatral) •doxazosin (cardura) •silodosin (rapaflo) •tamsulosin (flomax) •terazosin (hytrin) it usually takes about 6 weeks before these medicines start working. Many people do not get relief from these medicines. Aspirin, ibuprofen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. ...Read more