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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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I have prostatitis (bacterial). I know that if a person doesn't have symptoms it means infection is cleared, but is there any other way to check it?

I have prostatitis (bacterial). I know that if a person doesn't have symptoms it means infection is cleared, but is there any other way to check it?

There are: But you should know that there is great truth to what you mentions as if you clinically no longer have symptoms and have completed your antibiotics you are likely fine, but often doctors will recheck at least a urine culture to make sure no further bacteria grows or sometimes both a urine culture and urinalysis to make sure no inflammatory cells remain in your urine too. ...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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What should I do to reliebe symptoms of prostatitis?

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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My prostatitis is really wearing me down. Do you have any advice for living with the symptoms?

PROSTATITIS: It can be tough, stress reduction and strict restrictions in the diet along with increased urine production with fluid intake can be helpful. Sometimes Botox injections can be helpful if there are severe voiding symptoms or Flomax type meds. Pelvic floor rehab has been used in the past also. ...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

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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