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Is it safe for a man to continue to have sex if he has prostatitis?

Is it safe for a man to continue to have sex if he has prostatitis?

It is safe: It is safe to have sex if you have prostatitis but some men have panful ejaculation and it may be uncomfortable and painful for them. ...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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Having sex when you have bacterial prostatitis is safe? Will it effect my partner if left untreated or will it pass to my partner if I'm on antibiotic

Having sex when you have bacterial prostatitis is safe? Will it effect my partner if left untreated or will it pass to my partner if I'm on antibiotic

Probably safe but...: If the diagnosis is correct, no problem. Bacterial prostatitis is caused by bacteria that are normal in the female genital tract. However, bacterial prostatitis is uncommon in young men, and STDs like NGU, chlamydia or gonorrhea can be misdiagnosed as prostatitis. If at risk for STD (other partners), need STD tests. If your antibiotics cover STDs, your partner probably is protected. Discuss w doc. ...Read more

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On cipro (ciprofloxacin) & levox for chronic prostatitis. Have pain at the base of penis when sexually aroused. Why & is it safe to have sex or masturbate?

On cipro (ciprofloxacin) & levox for chronic prostatitis. Have pain at the base of penis when sexually aroused. Why & is it safe to have sex or masturbate?

Yes: Discomfort with ejaculation may occur with chronic prostatitis, but it is not harmful. The discomfort is secondary to inflammation of the prostate which plays a significant role in the ejaculatory process. ...Read more

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What increases my risk for prostatitis? Not enough or too much sex?

What increases my risk for prostatitis? Not enough or too much sex?

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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Can a man have sex if he has prostatitis or epididymistis?

Prostatitis: Generally speaking, prostatitis is not contagious. It is possible that an std organism is causing the infection though. Ejaculation can speed the recovery from prostatitis sometimes. Epididymitis is not contagious. ...Read more

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What can you do when prostatitis symptoms affect your sex life?

What can you do when prostatitis symptoms affect your sex life?

Depend...: What to improve sex life depends on what may contribute to the emergence of sexual difficulty, like aging, diseases, drugs, depression/anxiety, or combination. To sort these related things out correctly, follow instructions in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions. Html, http://www. Formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html, etc. Best... ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a prostate massager to treat prostatitis? If so what are your recommendations?

Is it safe to use a prostate massager to treat prostatitis? If so what are your recommendations?

No: It is not recommended to do prostatic massage on an acutely inflammed prostate as you could squeeze the bacteria right into the blood stream. A 14 day course of an antibiotic that penetrates into the prostate such as the fluoroquinoline- cipro, (ciprofloxacin) levoquin, etc. Or septra/bactrim is usually effective. ...Read more

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Can I have sex if I have prostatitis?

Can I have sex if I have prostatitis?

Yes: Having sex while having prostatitis poses no risk to your partner and depending somewhat on the cause of your prostatitis and associated symptoms, is likely to have no adverse effect on you either. ...Read more

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Can you have anal sex with prostatitis?

But Why?: First off - why would you want your partner to have the risk of acquiring the infection that is causing your prostatitis?

Secondly - it will hurt.

You can do whatever you want, you will survive. But I would urge you to reconsider and hold off for the time being. You'll be more comfortable and your partner will thank you later. ...Read more

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Does the epididymitis or prostatitis affect my sex life?

Does the epididymitis or prostatitis affect my sex life?

It can: Epididymitis is inflammation of the epididymis, which is a tube located at the back of the testicles. The tube stores and carries sperm. It is caused by an infection, usually a bacterial or a sexually transmitted infection. Symptoms can include: painful and swollen scrotum, pain with intercourse and ejaculation, blood in the semen. See your doctor for testing and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it safe to ttc while husband is on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for treating prostatitis?

Is it safe to ttc while husband is on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for treating prostatitis?

Safe, not adviseable: Safe but I doubt that your husband would be up to it. Prostatis is very painful and uncomfortable. It is better to wait until treatment has completed. Sometimes a second medication is added for pain and obstruction that can also occur. Sepsis can also occur depending on the acuity and age of the patient although less likely in someone at this age. ...Read more

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I am told that too much sex may cause chronic non-bacterial prostatitis, but why and how?

I am told that too much sex may cause chronic non-bacterial prostatitis, but why and how?

Doubtful: I know of no validated causative link between chronic non-bacterial prostatitis and sexual frequency. ...Read more

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I started taking Avelox for prostatitis. How long does it take before side effects are shown. Is this a safe drug? And wise for prostate?

Fluoroquinolone: The prostate is a rather difficult organ to penetrate with antibiotics. It is encapsulated and require long periods of time for any meaningful antibiotic concentrations to build up. Avelox is a 5th generation fluoroquinolone. 3 weeks plus is recommended for the infection. ...Read more

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If I got prostatitis from oral sex. Can I pass it on to someone else. Chlmydia, gon, mycoplasma gen UU negative. Really worried I could infect my wife?

If I got prostatitis from oral sex. Can I pass it on to someone else. Chlmydia, gon, mycoplasma gen UU negative. Really worried I could infect my wife?

Consider it so: Get in to see doc and get treated. Avoid "homework" until your doc thinks you are clear. Tell the spouse you got this possible staph infection from not peeing enough, or not having sex enough, or whatever else you come up with. She may suspect the truth but if you give her something that might be true she may spare you. ...Read more

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I have prostatitis and have been given cipro (ciprofloxacin). Everything I have seen says cipro (ciprofloxacin) has horrible side effects/debilatating. How safe is cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

I have prostatitis and have been given cipro (ciprofloxacin). Everything I have seen says cipro (ciprofloxacin) has horrible side effects/debilatating. How safe is cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

It's OK: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has a number of side effects, just like any antibiotic does. It's no worse than others. It's been used for a while for a number of different infections and I use it quite frequently and am yet to see a significant side effect from it. As with any antibiotic, I recommend that you always take a probiotic supplement to prevent diarrhea associated with the use of antibiotic. Take an otc one. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for acute bacterial prostatitis from sex?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): A short course of antibiotics is best, typically Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or similar. Chronic prostatitis require 21-28 days of antibiotics. ...Read more

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I get conflicting info ;can chronic bacterial prostatitis cause problems w/partner thru sex? I was treated w/antibiotics but symptoms are now chronic

I get conflicting info ;can chronic bacterial prostatitis cause problems w/partner thru sex? I was treated w/antibiotics but symptoms are now chronic

No risk, but...: ...chronic bacterial prostatitis is rare at your age. Is the diagnosis certain? Nonbacterial prostatitis far more common, or chronic pelvic pain syndrome (same symptoms, easily confused with prostatitis). None of these is sexually transmitted and none risky for sex partners. However, sometimes nongonococcal urethritis is misdiagnosed as prostatitis. NGU is an STD and can be harmful for partners ...Read more

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I'm 16 year old. I have prostatitis. I'm taking roliten 2, impramine hcl ip, moxikind cv 625 Is it safe to masturbate while having prostatitis?

I'm 16 year old. I have prostatitis. I'm taking roliten 2, impramine hcl ip, moxikind cv 625 Is it safe to masturbate while having prostatitis?

Here are some...: Your taking these drugs led me to assume that you have been evaluated & counseled by professionals for your urinary symptoms, who should be the ones knowing why these drugs were prescribed and what may be expected. All other online inquiry would not be good enough to give opinions for your individual situations. So, ask them except you do not trust them or just want to hear what you like to hear. ...Read more

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Doctor said if u have prostatitis & you do sex/masturbation it may aggravate your prostate. A male can't do sex in his life if he has prostatitis?

Doctor said if u have prostatitis & you do sex/masturbation it may aggravate your prostate. A male can't do sex in his life if he has prostatitis?

Correct advice: However, you do not need to avoid sex. Sex usually does not aggravate prostatitis although some man experience pain during orgasm. Can interfere with enjoyment. This would be the only down side. Am assuming that you do not have an active STD. ...Read more

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Despite not having sex for quite a long time I ejaculated frequently through masturbation. How come I've been diagnosed with congestive prostatitis?

Despite not having sex for quite a long time I ejaculated frequently through masturbation. How come I've been diagnosed with congestive prostatitis?

See answer: So-called "congestive prostatitis" usually reserved for those men with symptoms of prostatitis, possible hx of prostate fluid urethral discharge due to overflow, a "boggy" feeling gland on digital exam, and usually (but not always) associated with and due to infrequent ejaculation (sexual and mastubation). Some "stimulated" men with regular ejaculation just produce high amounts of prostate fluid. ...Read more

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Received oral sex that has led to prostatitis. All std negative including m gen. What could have caused it if not by std? Am I contagious?

Received oral sex that has led to prostatitis. All std negative including m gen. What could have caused it if not by std? Am I contagious?

Pelvic pain?: Prostatitis is not due to any STD, and oral sex is not known to cause prostatitis. Those events probably are unrelated. Or maybe you have chronic pelvic pain syndrome, which causes symptoms similar to prostatitis; read the very good Wikipedia article. CPPS is uncomfortable but harmless. Your local NHS GUM clinic would be an excellent option for expert care for it. Antibiotics probably won't help. ...Read more

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One of the consequences of non-bacterial prostatitis is lowered intensity of orgasm and overall sensations during sex. Can it be restored?

Something else?: To my knowledge, prostatitis doesn't do this. Discuss other possibilities with your doctor. If the main problem is not true prostatitis, e.g. if you have chronic pelvic pain syndrome, I suppose such symptoms might result from the psychological aspects. Google CPPS (spell it out) for more information; there is a good Wikipedia article you could start with. ...Read more

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Could having sex with a woman who has a yeast infection have given me prostatitis?

Urethritis: More likely a yeast infection of the urethra. However it can ascend to the prostate. ...Read more