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Doctor insights on: Relieving The Symptoms Of Prostatitis

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Dr. James Kuan
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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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I'm curious as to what can I do to relieve symptoms of prostatitis?

I'm curious as to what can I do to relieve symptoms of prostatitis?

Hydration: Drink plenty of water, enough to keep your urine clear. Minimize caffeine, carbonation, coffee. Try soaking in the hot tub. Try some ibuprofen. Cases of acute prostatitis require antibiotics, however the majority of low grade-chronic prostatitis cases do not really need antibiotics and the above- mentioned measures seem to help the most. ...Read more

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What are some early symptoms of prostatitis?

What are some early symptoms of prostatitis?

Urinary issues: Most patients have urinary issues such as burning with urination, frequent urination, and urgency. Since the disease is so variable, the severity of the disease is different in each person. If not treated adequately, it can cause perineal pressure, testicular pressure, and painful ejaculation. ...Read more

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Is any one symptom diagnostic of prostatitis?

No: Prostatitis is diagnosed by clinical history and physical examination. Other tests are performed to help assist such urinalysis and blood tests. Since the symptoms are so variable, there is no 1 specific symptom or test to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of prostatitis?

What are the most common symptoms of prostatitis?

Many: Prostatitis can cause a wide variety of symptoms depending on the type of prostatitis and how long it has been present. The most common symptoms have to do with problems with urination. Problems with ejaculation are also quite common. ...Read more

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What should I do to reliebe symptoms of prostatitis?

Several things!: Treat the infection. Use drugs, specifically alpha-blockers and or Cialis to reduce difficulty in urination. ...Read more

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On average how often do prostatitis symptoms relapse/reoccur ?

Highly variable: Depends upon the inciting factors, the organism and the treatment. At age 29 you should clear up fairly promptly and not recur without a good reason. If you do, see a urologist. ...Read more