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If I have prostatitis could I give my girlfriend an std?

If I have prostatitis could I give my girlfriend an std?

Probably not, but...: Prostatitis is not an STD, and for sure doesn't carry any risk for your girlfriend. However, you need to be sure of the diagnosis. Some STDs can mimic prostatitis, and some doctors don't really understand the difference. If your apparent prostatitis really is nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) or a chlamydial infection, then your gf could be at risk. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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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

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How to know if i got prostatitis?

It depends: It depends what your symptoms are.What is it that makes you think prostatitis. I don't think you have ACUTE prostatitis because you would be sick with a high fever. Chronic prostatitis is anothet entity. See your doctor if you have symptoms. ...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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What can I do to end my prostatitis?

What can I do to end my prostatitis?

Antibiotics: Depends on age and the likelyhood of specific organisms. Antimicrobial therapy is usually needed; prostatic massage can only help, not cure. Unfortunately chronic prostatitis has an autoimmune component and symptoms can persist for a long time. If antimicrobial therapy is used, it may take up to two months to eradicate offewnding organisms. ...Read more