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Could the radiation therapy for my prostate cancer be giving me radiation prostatitis?

Could the radiation therapy for my prostate cancer be giving me radiation prostatitis?

Possibly: I'm not sure exactly what you are referring to by radiation prostatitis but if you are referring to increased urinary urgency and frequency then yes this is a possible acute side effect of radiation treatment to the prostate. This can be managed easily with some medications that can be given to you by your radiation oncologist. ...Read more

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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What is the frequency of chronic prostatitis among men in their 30's?

Very common: Prostatitis is very common in men in their 30s. Treatment consists of antibiotics daily for 3 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What usually causes prostatitis?

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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Are there many types of prostatitis?

Prostatitis: Types are: acute bacterial, chronic bacterial, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, & asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis. ...Read more

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What causes prostatitis in celebite men?

Perhaps: Prostate and seminal vesicle congestion is irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and you suffer irritative effects. Commonly, anti-biotics are used, and anti-inflammatories. But sex, too much or too little, has no established role. Having sex can elevate the psa test, however. ...Read more

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How would I go about treating prostatitis?

First see Dr: First, you need to see a dr. And get properly diagnosed, . .. Than if with prostatitis, you may require antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications to start. ...Read more

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What happens if I don't treat my prostatitis?

What happens if I don't treat my prostatitis?

Continued pain: Prostatitis can either be acute (fast onset) or chronic (lasting for weeks/months/years). It is a painful condition that can lead to chronic pelvic pain. It is best to treat acute prostatitis with at least a 3-4 week course of appropriate antibiotics to avoid developing chronic pain. ...Read more

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What is prostatitis and how can it be avoided?

What is prostatitis and how can it be avoided?

Infected prostate!: An infection of the prostate, or an immune reaction to previous infection. Have protected sex, since stds are the most common causes in young males. Unprotected anal sex will invariably cause infection! Oral sex can do so as well, albeit less likely. ...Read more

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What causes chronic prostatitis?

What causes chronic prostatitis?

Unclear: There is not enough space here to discuss chronic prostatitis. It may be bacterial (5%) or nonbacterial. The nonbacterial form is difficult to treat effectively. Nonbacterial prostatitis may be related to chronic pelvic pain syndromes and to interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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How can I cure chronic prostatitis?

How can I cure chronic prostatitis?

Cure takes time: Adequate long term treatment with antibiotics and an active sex life or masturbation to empty the prostate are helpful. ...Read more

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Could prostatitis make my anus itch?

Could prostatitis make my anus itch?

No: Anal itch has nothing to do with your prostate ...Read more

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What's chronic prostatitis caused by?

Not all prostatitis: Is bacterial. Perhaps prostate and seminal vesicle congestion may be irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and you suffer irritative effects. Commonly, anti-biotics are used, and anti-inflammatories. But sex, too much or too little, has no established role. Having sex can elevate the psa test, however. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent prostatitis?

Is there a way to prevent prostatitis?

Yes: Diets rich in antioxidants, fresh fruits and vegetables and a supplement called queceretin have all been shown to be good for prostate health. In addition, good urination habits, not holding urine, drinking plenty of water during the daytime are also good strategies. ...Read more

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Can prostatitis result in bloody semen?

Can prostatitis result in bloody semen?

Sometimes: Semen is produced in the prostate and is expelled when you ejaculate. Prostate infection causes inflammation and pain can occur in the prostate, penis, testicles and pelvis. The prostate is most active during arousal / ejac and penis pain is common. Color, volume and consistency of the semen can change. See an md for possible antibiotics. Other causes include: urethral scar, urine infx, stis. ...Read more

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Should I masturbate if I have prostatitis?

Should I masturbate if I have prostatitis?

Sure: It's unlikely to have a major impact on the course of the illness, but it may well make you more comfortable -- even more than usual. I hope you're able to get the infection -- if it is an infection -- under control. ...Read more

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Is prostatomegaly and prostatitis the same?

No, are different: Prastatomegaly just means a large or enlarged prostate gland. Prostatitis indicates inflammation of prostate gland either bacterial or non-bacterial. Prostatitis usually causes enlargement of prostate gland, in which case it can cause prostatomegaly. Most cases of prostatomegaly are due to BPH (Benign prostatic hypertrophy) ...Read more

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What can I do to? Treat chronic prostatitis?

What can I do to? Treat chronic prostatitis?

Tough: I'd start with a antibiotic with anti-inflammatory activity like Doxycycline for 30 days. Consult your urologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have chronic prostatitis?

Yes: Chronic prostatitis is a chronic infection of the prostate gland. There are several classifications of prostatitis. Once the infection clears, there may be a residual smoldering infection and/or inflammation that resembles the symptoms of prostatitis that may then become chronic and persist for a long time. ...Read more

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Can I help prevent my prostatitis returning?

Can I help prevent my prostatitis returning?

Difficulty to answer: The prostate can be difficult to treat. Infections there are often "deep seated" (no pun) and it is hard for antibiotics to penetrate and sterilize. It may help to have increased ejaculation rates, avoid prolonged sitting, stay well hydrated and avoid constipation. Voiding often may help (hydration). You may need prostate massage (rare). Follow with pcp and urologist. Treat underlying proble. ...Read more

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Can tussionex cause prostatitis to flare up?

Here are some. ..: Since Tussionex contains chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, and hydrocodone, a narcotics, it may exaggerate voiding symptoms from prostate urethral restriction by aging and its enlargement. Clinically, urine flow may further slow down and bladder becomes less able to empty, etc. In laypersons' eyes, it flares up prostatitis but not as described. More? Ask Doc for details timely. ...Read more

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What can I do to calm my chronic prostatitis?

What can I do to calm my chronic prostatitis?

Prostatitis Rx: Antibiotics are commonly prescribed in the treatment for prostatitis. Alpha blocker drugs help relax the bladder neck and the muscle fibers where your prostate joins your bladder which may lessen painful urination. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may also help. Prostate massage by your doctor may also help. ...Read more

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I have chronic prostatitis. Can this be cured?

I have chronic prostatitis. Can this be cured?

Maybe: Chronic prostatitis is a difficult diagnosis to treat and harder to cure. The causes are often difficult to determine, some evidence has shown improvement in symptoms with Flomax (tamsulosin) (or other Alpha blockers) and pelvic floor physical therapy. Try to not get frustrated and work with your urologist to help determine the cause and if any treatment works for you. Realize this process may take time. ...Read more

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If I have chronic prostatitis would I feel pain?

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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Would prostatitis show up in a full blood panel?

Would prostatitis show up in a full blood panel?

No: Prostatitis is a clinical diagnosis, not a laboratory diagnosis. Urine tests may show infection or inflammation, but usually not. The psa may also be elevated. The only way to diagnose prostatitis is with a physical examination. ...Read more

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Can prostatitis caused by excessive ejaculation?

Can prostatitis caused by excessive ejaculation?

No. ....and Yes: If you are referring to masturbation, then the answer is No. If you are referring to unprotected ejaculations with partner (s) who have a STD (sexually transmitted disease) then the answer is Yes. STD infections can result in prostatitis. Occasionally symptoms that feel like prostatitis (called "prostadynia") can occur without a active infection. A Urologist or Infectious Disease MD can clarify. ...Read more