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Prostatitis Pain Relief
Prostatitis, alergic to cipro, (ciprofloxacin) on amox 10 day 3x week. Is that long enough to cure issue? Net says 4 -6 weeks? On day 5 with only minimal relief.
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
History and Exam: Symptoms guide the diagnosis of prostatitis. When the prostate swells it triggers irritation to the bladder. Urgency/frequency of urination and a variable stream are the norm. Pain typically involves the tip of the penis, groins, testicles, low back and perineum. Urine tests may be done, but not always. Treatment with antibiotics, nsaids, prostate relaxation and bladder calming meds can fix it. ...Read more
Varies by case: 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
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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