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Could I have caught prostatitis from swimming in a public pool?

Could I have caught prostatitis from swimming in a public pool?

No: You can get some irritation at the urethral opening (meatus) due to chlorine. ...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


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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?

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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How to know if i got prostatitis?

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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What tests are done for prostatitis?

What tests are done for prostatitis?

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

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And how do you end prostatitis pain?

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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How is prostatitis diagnosed in a guy?

Examination: Diagnosis looks at symptoms, examination of the prostate and microscopic examination of prostate fluid. Culture of the prostate fluid is helpful but not mandatory. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for prostatitis?

What is the best exercise for prostatitis?

Italian study: Suggested that both aerobic(including brisk walking) and nonaerobic exercise(including leg lifts, sit-ups, and stretching) helped minimize symptoms and quality of life compromise in chronic prostatitis. Aerobic exercise helped more. ...Read more

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Sign of prostatitis and how to diagnose it.

Prostatitis: Diagnosis will be based on symptoms and physical exam and possibly midstream urine culture. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for prostatitis?

Depends On Cause: It would depend on the cause of the prostatitis. Your doctor would determine the best medication for you. They would also determine the length of time you would need to take the medication. (anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months.) they may need to change the medication or add to the medications, depending on your response to treatment. ...Read more