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Is There A Difference Between Prostatitis And Prostatorrhea
Here are some...: Prostatitis is one of the most misused and even abused medical Dx, and theoretically it denotes inflammatory change inside prostate but clinically most patients carrying Dx of prostatitis have no real infection or inflammation. Prostatorrhea is a term having been obseleting in its use. Clinically, it denotes some unwanted discharge of prostate and seminal fluid on constipation and straining... ...Read more
Yes: Prostatitis affects the prostate gland, a pelvic organ responsible for semen production. Urethritis affects the urethra. Bacteria causing the 2 differ; urethritis is more often a sexually transmitted infection (but not always). Prostatitis is usually caused by the same bugs that cause uti's. Symptoms also differ--prostatitis is usaually a deep pain, urethritis is burning and penile discharge. ...Read more
Anatomic.: Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate, usually due to infection. Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra, the outlet to the bladder. The difference it one of anatomic location, but there is overlap in the infectious agents that cause them. E. Coli & proteus; common causes of urinary tract infections, can cause both. Stds such as gonnorrhea & chylamydia are also common causes of urethritis. ...Read more
Infx: Both infections, one in prostate one in urethra, can have both. ...Read more
UTI: "uti" includes all types of infections in the urinary tract. Cystitis is specifically a term describing inflammation of the bladder. Pyelonephritis (also a uti) on the other hand is an infection of the kidney causing significant systemic symptoms. Prostatitis often causes vague aching symptoms often with negative urine cultures. ...Read more
PROSTATITIS: You can have chronic bacterial or non bacterial. ...Read more
How do I know if I have Prostatitis or another prostate issue? Seems the symptoms are the same. Is there a difference in the symptoms?
Nope, no difference: Distinguishing prostatitis from other causes of similar symptoms (e.g., urinary urgency, bladder discomfort, testicular or low abdominal pain, etc) is difficult even for an expert doctor and impossible based on symptoms alone. Also, there are several kinds of prostatitis, with different treatments. Professional evaluation is needed, preferably by a urologist. Good luck! ...Read more
I have been treating prostatitis using difference types of antibiotics since last 3 years, still i could not recover from it. Please advise what todo?
Prostatitis: See a urologist. Prostate is not an organ which is penetrated effectively by most antibiotics, so the choice of drugs will limit their efficacy. You also need to promote drainage, first with sitz baths, frequent ejaculation, and when the acute process calms down, prostatic massage may help. But please see a good urologist as there may be other problems associated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer