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

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

Can be tough: Most men with prostatitis, chronic or acute, can be treated. Talk to your md or seek a second opinion if you have had little improvement. Careful evaluation to rule out other causes of irritative urinary symptoms should be carried out to ensure that prostatitis is the actual diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. James Kuan
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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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Any advice treating diet sensitive prostatitis ?

Any advice treating diet sensitive prostatitis
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Not likely: It is not likely that your diet is causing prostatitis. If you have prostatitis, it could be chemical or microbiological. If caused by an infection, it usually requires prolonged antibiotic treatment under the care of a doctor. ...Read more

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Male 42 runner. Low wbcs (3.3x10e3/µl), testosterone (516ng/dl), chronic kidney infection, possible prostatitis, swollen lymph nodes in neck, respiratory infection, low fatigue. Advice on treatment?

Male 42 runner. Low wbcs (3.3x10e3/µl), testosterone (516ng/dl), chronic kidney infection, possible prostatitis, swollen lymph nodes in neck, respiratory infection, low fatigue. Advice on treatment?

Complex: Not at all sure that all of these signs and symptoms are related. Rather than trying to diagnose yourself you should choose a good pcp and stick with them. Cannot advise treatment without a diagnosis and no diagnosis without history, physical and results of all lab tests. Hope you get better soon. ...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

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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 is the best approach to manage and or minimize the symptoms of chronic prostatitis?

What is the best approach to manage and or minimize the symptoms of chronic prostatitis?

Antibiotics: Are typically required to resolve this condition and does commonly recur.Your doctor can help you manage this. ...Read more

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Can proctitis cause prostatitis like symptoms? Dr told me i had proctitis due to prolong sitting.

Can proctitis cause prostatitis like symptoms? Dr told me i had proctitis due to prolong sitting.

Here are some...: Sitting a long time would not cause proctitis (rectal inflammation), but for few may cause some local discomfort related with muscle &/or joint fatique, which may simulate the symptoms from mild rectal inflammation. To solve the myths behind the symptoms, follow instructions described in articles listed in How to Handle Sickness in http://sick-ask.com/onDealSickness.html. More? Contact me ... ...Read more

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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?

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! ...Read more

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What can you do when prostatitis symptoms affect your sex life?

What can you do when prostatitis symptoms affect your sex life?

Depend...: What to improve sex life depends on what may contribute to the emergence of sexual difficulty, like aging, diseases, drugs, depression/anxiety, or combination. To sort these related things out correctly, follow instructions in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions.html, http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html, etc. Best... ...Read more

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How long do symptoms of prostatitis last if you start antibiotics?

How long do symptoms of prostatitis last if you start antibiotics?

Variable: If the prostatitis is due to bacterial infection, proper antibiotic treatment should relieve symptoms in a matter of days. However in most cases the cause of prostatic inflammation is not known and antibiotics are not helpful. Unfortunately, prostatitis may be chronic or remitting and relapsing. ...Read more

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Can extremely painful defecation (with any diet) be the symptom of prostatitis, is it more common to acute or chronic prostatis?

Can extremely painful defecation (with any diet) be the symptom of  prostatitis, is it more common to acute or chronic prostatis?

Dyschezia/painful: Defecation can b due to constipation/tumor or prostatitis (acute more likely in your age group). Hemorrhoids (internal)also a possibility. Suggest see urologist/pcp for tests, evaluation, treatment. Keep stool soft with added fiber & fluids &/or stool softener. May also need sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I have chronic nonbacterial prostatitis for many years and recently just started experiencing urinary symptoms.Would it be wise to leave it untreated?

Yes and no: This is a chronic problem for which we do not have good treatments. So, in terms of taking treatment, it all depends on your symptoms. If the symptoms are tolerable, and you have made sure that your urine culture is negative for bacteria, then there is little reason to treat it because we have no good alternatives except for antibiotics which often stop working after repeated usage. ...Read more