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Is there a way to stop myself from getting nonbacterial prostatitis?

Is there a way to stop myself from getting nonbacterial prostatitis?

Probably not: Try to avoid straining to urinate. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine and acid producing beverages such as oj. There may also be a strong psychological component, so try and minimize stress. The prostate may be acting up as a sign that you should "take things easy". ...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 there a way to prevent myself from getting polyps?

Is there a way to prevent myself from getting polyps?

No: Polyps are caused by overgrowth of cells lining the colon wall. In most cases this is genetically determined. There is some research that indicates certain substances in foods may stimulate this increased growth rate but cuurently there is no strong compelling evidence of what to avoid. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent prostatitis?

Is there a way to prevent prostatitis?

Yes: Diets rich in antioxidants, fresh fruits and vegetables and a supplement called queceretin have all been shown to be good for prostate health. In addition, good urination habits, not holding urine, drinking plenty of water during the daytime are also good strategies. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent myself from getting swine flu?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Is there a way to prevent myself from getting swine flu?

Yes: Get vaccinated! this year's flu vaccines covers you against swine flu and the other two strains of flu that may be prevalent this year. The sooner you get the flu shot, the sooner you are protected from getting swine flu! ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent my prostate from growing as I get older?

Is there a way to prevent my prostate from growing as I get older?

Maybe: Unfortunately, as men age, their prostates tend to grow usually causing more and more bothersome urinary symptoms. Certain medications (called 5-alpha reducatase inhibitors) used to treat bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms (slow stream, weak stream, incomplete bladder emptying to name a few) can shrink the overall size of the prostate. ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop a urinary tract infection from coming?

Is there a way to stop a urinary tract infection from coming?

Not really: Drinking plenty of water, emptying your bladder as soon as you feel you can, and taking cranberry juice (not cocktail) or the cranberry anthocyanin in tablet form are al helpful. If there is a stone in the bladder or kidney, or a structural defect that predisposes to infection, it can usually be addressed nowadays. ...Read more

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I am a 31-year-old male with premature ejaculation is there a way to stop it to fix it?

I am a 31-year-old male with premature ejaculation is there a way to stop it to fix it?

Sexual Dysfunction : The mainstay of medical treatment for premature ejaculation has been ssri type antidepressants. Paxil (paroxetine) 10-20mg is most often used. It can be taken about an hour before sex or or on a daily basis. It stays in your system for a few days and can have other side effects as a result. In the usa watch for a new drug (dapoxetine) this year. It will be just for premature ejaculation. Already in europe. ...Read more

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Is it possible to give myself herpes from masturbating?

Is it possible to give myself herpes from masturbating?

No: The herpes virus is spread by contact, usually skin to skin. There is a very slim chance if contracting the virus from sex toys that have not been cleaned and have fresh mucous on them, such as with mutual masturbation, but otherwise no. ...Read more

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When do men start getting erectile dysfunctions? Is there a way of treating it without medication?

When do men start getting erectile dysfunctions? Is there a way of treating it without medication?

Any age: we most commonly see men start to have erectile issues later in life 55-60+. The most common cause is actually the effect of chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. Erectile issues in young men are most often psychogenic ("performance" anxiety), induced by drugs and alcohol, or by medications. A detailed interview and exam would be needed to determine exactly why. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help prevent myself from getting a horrible flu that my family has?

Is there a way to help prevent myself from getting a horrible flu that my family has?

Antivirals.: In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, (zanamivir) flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. Avoid close contact with family members. Don't share utensils. Wash hands well & often. ...Read more

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Suffering from blackheads. Is there a good way to prevent them?

Suffering from blackheads. Is there a good way to prevent them?

Ayurvedic : Ayurvedic skin treatments and products can often be helpful as they work to achieve balanced skin. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to prevent yourself from getting a head cold?

Is there anyway to prevent yourself from getting a head cold?

A few practical item: Handwashing is the best method. Avoid ill contacts. Don't put your hand in your mouth or eyes. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help myself to get rid of pain from plantar fasciitis?

Is there a way to help myself to get rid of pain from plantar fasciitis?

Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there a way stop your skin from getting red because of allergies?

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Can you tell me is there a way stop your skin from getting red because of allergies?

Avoidance?: If allergy is causing it, avoidance is the answer. If not avoidable, then antihistamine may be the answer. On the other hand, there are other causes and you may need an allergist to help you sort this out especially when itching is absent. ...Read more

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I am being treated for the herpes virus in my eye. Is there a safe way to prevent this from coming back?

I am being treated for the herpes virus in my eye. Is there a safe way to prevent this from coming back?

Possibly: Prevention for recurrent herpetic infection for the eye has been demonstrated in the herpetic eye disease study (heds) which showed that oral antivirals (acyclovir) at a low dosage for an extended period of time does lower the risk for recurrence significantly. Please see your eye doc or a cornea specialist who will be able to help you with this. Also keeping a strong immune system is important. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a bladder infection from doing kegel exercises?

Is it possible to get a bladder infection from doing kegel exercises?

No: While kegel exercises help you tone the muscles that control the outflow of urine from your bladder, they don't cause you to incompletely empty it. Bladder infections are caused by bacteria in your vagina with its close proximity to your urethra gain entrance into the bladder (for example during intercourse). So one thing you can do is void after sex. Also try taking cranberry extract regularly. ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop myself from getting nonbacterial prostatitis?

Probably not: Try to avoid straining to urinate. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine and acid producing beverages such as oj. There may also be a strong psychological component, so try and minimize stress. The prostate may be acting up as a sign that you should "take things easy". ...Read more

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I am28 and was diagnosed the2nd time with prostatitis i was told that having a prostrate infection at that age is unusual how did i get it.Howcan stop?

I am28 and was diagnosed the2nd time with prostatitis i was told that having a prostrate infection at that age is unusual how did i get it.Howcan stop?

See answer: Non-bacterial prostatitis is a very common problem especially in younger men (ages 25-45). Underlying causes complex. Not a serious condition as much as it is an annoyance/bother and can in some be a very time-consuming, difficult condition to treat. Stress reduction, dietary modification (avoid caffeine, spicy foods, alcohol), prostate massage, medications used for rx. Recommend see a urologist. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Do u get joints pain if u have prostatitis?

Do u get joints pain if u have prostatitis?

Generally not: Prostatitis can cause referred pain to the testes, perineum or even the sacral region of the back but joint pain is not typical. Get checked out by a physician if joint pain persists. ...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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Does drinking lots of water make it less likely that i'll get prostatitis?

Does drinking lots of water make it less likely that i'll get prostatitis?

No: Prostatitis is generally an infection in the prostate gland. Acute prostatitis is initially treated with antibiotics and anti-inflmmatory medications. Drinking lots of water may help you indirectly by generating more urine volume and thereby not allowing possible bacteria to be held in the bladder for a prolonged period of time by causing you to void more frequently. However, one can still get it. ...Read more

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Does chronic prostatitis show up on bloodwork or how does it get detected?

Does chronic prostatitis show up on bloodwork or how does it get detected?

Prostatitis: Can be found by urine culture, prostate exam, and symptoms..Often treated with long course of antibiotics like cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more

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I have prostatitis had it for 10 years taking ciprofloxacin to treat it 1000mg a day any tips on how not to get it again?

I have prostatitis had it for 10 years taking ciprofloxacin to treat it 1000mg a day any tips on how not to get it again?

Here are some ...: Despite its common use, most cases of prostatitis are not related with bacterial infection so long-term use is usually ineffective. Through decades-long professional dismay, rethinking of this Dx has taken place and evolved dramatically over the past decade; thereby, CPPS (chronic pelvic pain syndrome) has been popularized and multidisciplinary approach has been proposed and some positive effects. ...Read more

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Can i get my wife pregnant if I have chronic prostatitis 26 male?

Can i get my wife pregnant if I have chronic prostatitis 26 male?

Yes, you can if ...: Most likely, you will if the sperms in your semen are adequate in number, concentration, mobility, maturation, etc., both of you are okay in coitus, and she is in appropriate functional & anatomical integration, especially in genital system. Remember: Some 50% of infertility result from female factory; 30%, from male's; 20%, from female's & male's. More? Seek evaluation & counseling timely. ...Read more

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I can't get rid of prostatitis? Its about six months old! prescribed medications not worlking! i'm very upset help me..

Rare: Extremely rare for an 18 yo to have chronic prostatitis. Was it dx'd by prostatic massage or semenanalyses? Courses of antibiotics for chronic prostatitis should be rx'd for no less than 4 weeks, and possibly up to 3 months. If not caused by an infection, you may have prostatodynia. What are your symptoms? Consider zn/nsaids/ sitz baths. See a urologist. ...Read more

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Prostatitis symptoms gone with 2w cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg, but back right away. 2w cipro (ciprofloxacin) again has much less effect, 4w 250mg remaining. Stop now or keep at it?

See a urologist: Prostatitis can be very difficult to manage and may require a different antibiotic in your case, along with sitz baths, frequent ejaculation and possibly ultrasound to determine if there is an abscess forming. See a good urologist and good luck. ...Read more

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I had prostatitis (bacterial) and completed full antibiotic course. I am feeling absolutely fine now. What should I do to stop prostatitis to recur?

Random: Prostatitis is somewhat of a random occurrence. There are no real risk factors to be identified. naturally, you want to avoid getting in again. Ideally you should report the symptoms as soon as they occur should you have a recurrence ...Read more

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Can prostate examination cause prostatitis? I went to a urologist he poke my prostate rigorously. Can i get chronic prostatitis from this procedure?

Can prostate examination cause prostatitis? I went to a urologist he poke my prostate rigorously. Can i get chronic prostatitis from this procedure?

No: Rectal examination of the prostate will not cause prostatitis. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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