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What is the medicine to cure prostatitis?

What is the medicine to cure prostatitis?

Here are some...: How have you been diagnosed to have prostatitis, by symptoms or testing or both? Real bacterial prostatitis isn't common. In reality, cure is impossible, but help improve its related symptoms are likely by modifying something to some degree with/without drugs and/or surgery at reasonable time in reasonable way to reasonable patients. How? To http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html ...Read more

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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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Can chinese medicine for chronic prostatitis work?

Can chinese medicine for chronic prostatitis work?

Prostatitis: There are chinese formulas for prostatitis but I've had a better clinical response from a western natural supplement formula called prostathera. This is available through natural and conventional docs. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for my chronic prostatitis?

What is the best medicine for my chronic prostatitis?

No correct choice: There are different sub-types of prostatitis and for each the treatment varies. Also, important to rule out other causes for your symptoms. Speak to a urologist. In general treatments might include: antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, Alpha blockers, physical therapy, chronic pain management, dietary modifications, lifestyle changes, prostate massage. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine is best for a man with chronic prostatitis?

What kind of medicine is best for a man with chronic prostatitis?

Tough problem: Initial therapy is long term antibiotics (1 month). If still no success one can consider medicine to shrink the prostate (finasteride/dutasteride) or herbal programs w saw palmetto and beta-sitosterol. Anti-inflammatories may help too. ...Read more

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I have prostatitis and taking medicines from last 4 months (oflox, nafodil, terol & etc). There is not many improvements and have to go to bathroom 3-5 times in night. Is my condition can be treated completely??

I have prostatitis and taking medicines from last 4 months (oflox, nafodil, terol & etc). There is not many improvements and have to go to bathroom 3-5 times in night. Is my condition can be treated completely??

See answer below: The failure to respond to antibiotics usually indicates that either you have the more common non-bacterial, non-specific type of prostatitis which is treated differently or some other condition affecting your bladder or prostate. If there is discomfort associated with your urinary frequency, painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis) is another possibility. Recommend evaluation by urologist. ...Read more

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I started taking Avelox for prostatitis. How long does it take before side effects are shown. Is this a safe drug? And wise for prostate?

Fluoroquinolone: The prostate is a rather difficult organ to penetrate with antibiotics. It is encapsulated and require long periods of time for any meaningful antibiotic concentrations to build up. Avelox is a 5th generation fluoroquinolone. 3 weeks plus is recommended for the infection. ...Read more

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I just got diagnosed with non bacterial chronic prostatitis and was wondering if I'll have to take flomax (tamsulosin) forever? Also, can I exercise on this drug?

I just got diagnosed with non bacterial chronic prostatitis and was wondering if I'll have to take flomax (tamsulosin) forever?  Also, can I exercise on this drug?

Exercise is fine: Please do what doc says and don't change meds w/out consulting him/her. There are natural products that can help prostate health but don't use the ones advertised on the net. See a nutritionist or natural doc. One product is called ProstaThera but you need a professional to order it for you. If no history of cancer you can use things like saw palmetto, pumpkin seeds, etc. Peace and good health ...Read more

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Having bacterial prostatitis. Had antibiotics (levof 500 mg) and xatral course for one month. How long do I have to take these medicines?

Depends: This might be long enough; it depends on your situation but 4-6 weeks is typical. If you have had recurrent infections then your doctor might want you to treat for a longer length of time. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with chronic prostatitis, prescribe me sildosin 4mg tablet for lifetime. Really I need this medicine for lifetime to urinate well?

Diagnosed with chronic prostatitis, prescribe me sildosin 4mg tablet for lifetime. Really I need this medicine for lifetime to urinate well?

Need more info...: How long have you taken silodosin, an alpha-blocker, to relax your urinary sphincter? Has it helped improve urine flow after its use? If so, you need it or other similar ones like tamsulosin, for life. How to take care of voiding disorders? Go to http://formefirst.com/TroublingVoiding-Men.html & other articles in the selected category. More? Contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with rqpwjc to login. ...Read more

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What happens to prostate in non bacteria prostatitis? What cause this? Why can't void urine without alpha blocker medicine? Thanks

What happens to prostate in non bacteria prostatitis? What cause this? Why can't void urine without alpha blocker medicine?
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Usually not serious: Usually nothing important "happens" to the prostate. Nonbacterial or "nonspecific" prostatitis, also called chronic pelvic pain syndrome, is generally an issue of comfort; serious harm is uncommon. Continue to work with your doctor if you're having such serious symptoms that you cannot void without an alpha blocker, or only with marked obstruction. Google CPPS for more info (spell it out). ...Read more

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Have prostatitis. Doctor gave me xatral XL 10mg alpha blockers (alfuzosin hydrochloride) and ciprofloxacicne 500mg for 4 weeks. R these medicines ok?

Yes: The standard treatment course for prostatitis is to give 4 weeks of fluoroquinolone antibiotic therapy (the cipro, (ciprofloxacin) in your case). Many physicians also prescribe an Alpha blocker as well to help alleviate any concomitant urinary symptoms during treatment. ...Read more

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Surgery withheld pending resolved UTI ecoli chronic prostatitis refractory to past 8wks of antibiotics. What is the most aggressive drug of choice?

Depends on the bug. : The antibiotic of choice is dictated by the susceptibility of the particular bacteria in the urine. Not all e. Coli are the same with respect to their response to the same antibiotics. If your UTI hasn't responded to 8 weeks treatment, it could be that the e. Coli is resistant to the antibiotics tried or that a prostate abscess is present. A urologist could help you. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, I have prostatitis and taking medicine from last 3 months (nafodil, terol, oflex & etc). There is no improvement in my condition. Doctor said I have inflammation and swelling in my prostate gland and not sure why there is no improvement with me

Hi Doctor, I have prostatitis and taking medicine from last 3 months (nafodil, terol, oflex & etc). There is no improvement in my condition. Doctor said I have inflammation and swelling in my prostate gland and not sure why there is no improvement with me

Non-infectious?: Some prostatitis is bacterial, but if so ofloxacin (Oflex) should have helped, and bacterial is uncommon at your age. Still, ask your doctor about "3 glass" urine culture to check for particular bacteria. For most prostatitis, due to non-infectious inflammation, antibiotics don't help. The other drugs were intended only to help relieve symptoms. Or maybe chronic pelvic pain syndrome (google it). ...Read more

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On antibiotics Ciprofloxacin 500mg twice a day for 10 days to treat prostatitis. Will this medicine cover STDs, if there is any?

On antibiotics Ciprofloxacin 500mg twice a day for 10 days to treat prostatitis. Will this medicine cover STDs, if there is any?

Not reliable: Ciprofloxacin is not recommended for any STD. It would often cover gonorrhea, but not always. It is ineffective against chlamydia. Also, ineffective against syphilis, and no antibiotic works for herpes -- but these don't cause prostatitis-like symptoms. ...Read more

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Does weak parasympathetic nervous system due to masturbation heals over time? Any suggestions? Doc said prostatitis & weak para nerve!any drug doc? Help!

Masturbation: Masturbation does not lead to disease. Any person, including a physician who says otherwise has lied to you. Masturbation does not cause any health or medical complications to the human. It is a normal, common and universal part of the human experience. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with prostatitis. I was prescribed Cipro (ciprofloxacin) (42 CT) & Flomax (21 CT). How long does it take for the medicine to start working?

I was diagnosed with prostatitis. I was prescribed Cipro (ciprofloxacin) (42 CT) & Flomax (21 CT). How long does it take for the medicine to start working?

1-2 weeks, but...: Should start to improve in 1-2 wk. But there are a few kinds of prostatitis. The most common isn't caused by any known infection. Antibiotics are often tried but may not help. True prostatitis is rare at age 22. Make sure your doctor understands the difference between prostatitis and nongonococcal urethritis, which is an STD. If NGU, cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a poor choice, and your partner(s) also need treatment. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of chronic prostatitis among men in their 30s?

Very common: Prostatitis is very common in men in their 30s. Treatment consists of antibiotics daily for 3 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What causes prostatitis?

What causes prostatitis?

Usually infection: There are different sub-types of prostatitis. Infection is most common and causes inflammation, but symptoms can be present with or without infx or inflammation. Other causes or things that can present with symptoms of prostatitis: pelvic muscle spasm, urethral stricture, kidney stone. ...Read more

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How common is prostatitis?

How common is prostatitis?

Very: Most cases of so called prostatitis is not a true bacterial infection. Antibiotics rarely help. It is a symptom complex of burning and perineal pain. ...Read more

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How do you treat prostatitis?

Multiple ways: Warm sitz baths, antibiotics, frequent ejaculation, gentle massage, Alpha blockers, and some research is being done on use of microwave devices and plant extracts. ...Read more

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What usually causes prostatitis?

Inflammation: There is 4 general catagories of prostatitis: 1. Acute bacterial — caused by infection
2. Chronic bacterial — recurrent bacterial infection
3. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome — may result from chronic nonbacterial prostatitis — most common (inflammation without infection) or prostadynia (symptoms without infection or inflammation)
4. Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis — found on biopsy. ...Read more