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Prostatitis, alergic to cipro, 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.

Prostatitis, alergic to cipro, 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.

The Net is right: Prostatitis is a difficult problem to treat. The prostate has a relatively poor blood supply and poor antibiotic penetration. Cipro or Bactrim twice daily for a month is the treatment. Sometimes, this may need to be extended to another month of treatment because of continued prostate pain and infection. This one is a real hassle -- recovery is slow. Hang in there! ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Pain Relief (Definition)

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


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And how do you end prostatitis pain?

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

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If I have chronic prostatitis would i feel pain?

Usually but . . .: Acute prostatitis is typically very painful but chronic prostatitis can sometimes linger & smolder while being silent w/o pain. Then it's only diagnosed coincidentally when a high psa is found upon screening (which uspstf says we're not supposed to be doing these days, at least not w/o thorough talk about ramifications). Regardless, prostatitis is very difficult to cure & takes a long bout of abx. ...Read more

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Does prostatitis normally cause back pain?

Can do: You can have low back pain with prostatitis. However you will likely hanve other symtoms as well, such as burning on urination, or urinary hesitancy. ...Read more

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Could prostatitis cause pain in the opening of my penis?

Yes: Having prostatitis can cause a variety of urinary symptoms including perineal pressure, burning or discomfort with urination including the opening to the penis, and urinary frequency. ...Read more

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11month long epididymo-prostatitis, prescribed ciprofloxacin 6 week course. Pain usually comes back 3 hours after taking - cause for higher dosage?

11month long epididymo-prostatitis, prescribed ciprofloxacin 6 week course. Pain usually comes back 3 hours after taking - cause for higher dosage?

Need to reassess...: Your clinical resistance to respond to antibiotic use deserves reassessing clinical accuracy in dx. To do so, collect the features, degree, and progress of the symptoms with their detailed sequence of event, and bring those to doc for review, analysis, more hx, physicals, and tests as needed so to deduce a more reasonable DX for proposing more pertinent rx. Best wish... ...Read more

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