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Is there a difference between prostatitis and prostatorrhea?

Is there a difference between prostatitis and prostatorrhea?

Yes: Prostatorrhea is an abnormal discharge from the prostate which may be seen during prostatitis. Prostatitis simply means inflammation of the prostate gland.

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Prostatitis (Definition)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate 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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What are the differences between prostatitis and prostatorrhea?

What are the differences 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...

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Is there a difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

Is there a difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

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.

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What is the difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

What is the difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

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.

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I want to know what is the difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

I want to know what is the difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

Infx: Both infections, one in prostate one in urethra, can have both.

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What is the difference between UTI and prostatitis?

What is the difference between UTI and prostatitis?

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.

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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?

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!

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Do a lot of people get prostatitis?

Do a lot of people get prostatitis?

Only men: It is very common and can be treated with antibiotics. If you have continuing symptoms or concerns you may need to see a urologist.

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Does prostatitis only affect old men?

Not at all: Although it is much more common in older men, any man can get prostatitis.

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When before I see results for prostatitis?

When before I see results for prostatitis?

Take several weeks: It depends on the infection and it can take weeks and some time months to see the results with appropriate antibiotics.

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I have prostatitis after 13 years, what to do?

I would encourage: You to see an urologist for full eval.