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Why does it take so long for antibiotics to cure a prostate infection?

Why does it take so long for antibiotics to cure a prostate infection?

Takes some time: The prostate gland is hard to reach by antibiotics so it takes some time to treat these infections. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Prostate infection, how long does it take to fix?

Prostate infection, how long does it take to fix?

Acute vs chronic: Acute- usually 10-14 days of antibiotics vs chronic - 6-12 weeks of therapy with ~50/50 chance of long-term "cure.". ...Read more

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Been on doxycline almost 30 days for prostate infection, I don't feel any better. How long does take for medicine to kick in?

Talk with doctor: You should have felt at least somewhat better in a week or two. Talk to your doctor about trying other antibiotic like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or other treatment. ...Read more

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How long does a prostate infection take to go away, including symptoms?

How long does a prostate infection take to go away, including symptoms?

Prostate infections: Prostate infections come in 2 forms: acute (with high fever, shaking chills, generalized weakness and perineal pain) and chronic. The chronic form is the most common; it tends to recur once or twice a year. When you treat a flare-up, symptoms usually improve within 2-3 days, but are not completely gone for about 2 weeks. Many doctors treat with antibiotics for 4-6 weeks per flare. ...Read more

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How long will sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim take to clear up my prostate infection?

How long will sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim take to clear up my prostate infection?

Varies: Prostatitis often can require long courses of antibiotics compared to other infections. Is not unusual to take between two and six weeks of antibiotics to eradicate prostatitis. ...Read more

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Best Rx for clamidia prostate infection?? For how long and dosage?

Best Rx for clamidia prostate infection?? For how long and dosage?

Prostatitis: Chlamydia is not known to infect the prostate. Most prostatitis is not due to any known infection;. Antibiotics are tried, typically for 4-6 weeks, but usually don't make any difference. If you had a positive test for chlamydia and have prostatitis, you have two separate problems. Chlamydia requires only a single dose of azithromycin, or 7 days of doxycycline. ...Read more

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Without any medical treatment, how long could a prostate infection last?

Depends: If it is a true bacterial prostate infection it will be hard to clear without antibiotics. ...Read more

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Norflfloxacin for prostate infection dosage and for how long?

Prostatitis: This flluorinated quinolone is approved for use in prostatic infection due to e. Coli. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic available by prescription and has some potentially serious side-effects. Would recommend that you consult with your pcp or a urologist before taking this drug and follow their specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Had a prostate infection for 2 1/2 years still not cured. Can anything help me?

Had a prostate infection for 2 1/2 years still not cured. Can anything help me?

Several issues!: Chronic prostatitis is not always a current bacterial infection, but an immune reaction to bacterial debris within the prostate gland. If your prostatic secretions reveal a specific bacteria, then a culture with sensitivity will guide you to the appropriate antibiotic. Many cases of chronic "bacterial" prostatitis occur because treatment periods are to short! ...Read more

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Could not wearing underwear help me cure my prostate infection?

Could not wearing underwear help me cure my prostate infection?

No: Underwear use has nothing to do with prostate infections.
Patricio gargollo, md
pediatric urology, dallas texas. ...Read more

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Why do I need to take antibiotics for 4 weeks to treat a prostate infection?

Why do I need to take antibiotics for 4 weeks to treat a prostate infection?

Prostatitis tx: There are many different kinds of prostatitis. Bacterial prostatitis require antibiotics. The prostate receives only a small blood supply and it is difficult to get antibiotics to penetrate the tissue. Therefore, the recommendation is for a minimum 4 weeks of antibiotics. This may be modified by your physician. ...Read more

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What medication is best to take for prostate infection when you can't take cipro?

What medication is best to take for prostate infection when you can't take cipro?

Depends: Depends on Bacterial Organism causing prostate infection. Bactrim is commonly used, but it would not be effective if prostatitis is due to a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my dad to take some of my cold medicine, even though he has a prostate infection?

Is it safe for my dad to take some of my cold medicine, even though he has a prostate infection?

Maybe not: With a prostate infection, many cold medicines may make it even more difficult for him to urinate. Don't give it to him until his doctor has given his approval.
Good thing you asked! ...Read more

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I was prescribed levofloxacin 500mg for prostate infection but do not want to take it due to the side effects can I substitute doxycyclinehyclate 100m?

Prostatitis: Both antibiotics can be used to treat prostatitis, however I would not recommend this substitution without discussing it with the prescribing physician first. ...Read more

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IBest medicine to cure prostate infection?

Get evaluated: You might need an oral antibiotic, if ALL you have is a prostate infection. ...Read more

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I have prostatitis no one wants to culture just give meds. Take azitro & doxy for 30 days. All std neg. Could std cause prostate infection but neg tst?

I have prostatitis no one wants to culture just give meds. Take azitro & doxy for 30 days. All std neg. Could std cause prostate infection but neg tst?

Itis =Inflammation: If bacterial overgrowth Bactrim or cipro (ciprofloxacin) are effective treatments. Most likey your own bacteria are out of normal check and something has overgrown. Doesn't have to be a std causing it. Some times certain bacteria don't respond to certain antibiotics...don't be concerned if you have to try something different ...Read more

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How does a man get to know if he has a prostate infection?

Symptoms: Symptoms of prostatitis include frequent urge to urinate, difficulty urinating, pain or burning during urination, chills and fever. ...Read more

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Could having a prostate infection make my blood counts go up?

Could having a prostate infection make my blood counts go up?

Yes: Our white blood cells are good markers for infection and inflammation.
If the prostate has an infection, absolutely, your white blood cell count is likely to go up. ...Read more

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Cefprozil 250 mg for prostate infection?

Most antimicrobials: Will work in acute prostatitis but lots fail in chronic infection because of poor penetration. Penicillins and cephalosporins like this one are among them. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause prostate infection?

Can masturbation cause prostate infection?

No: Masturbation cannot cause infection of the prostate or anything else. It is a normal, healthy behavior. ...Read more

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Can a teen get prostate infection from lots of masturbation?

No: Usually a guy never figures out how he got his prostatitis, but this just isn't possible. Some teens can damage themselves by squeezing at the last moment to prevent emission of sperms -- this is a cultural (i'd say superstitious) practice that's been written up in the medical journals; please don't do this, as this can cause pain and perhaps damage to the prostsate & vesicles. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a prostate infection killed all my sperm?

Is it possible that a prostate infection killed all my sperm?

No: A prostate infection is an infection in the prostate gland. Sperm are made in the testicles and would not be affected by a prostate infection. ...Read more

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Could a teen can have prostate infection or bladder infection?

Could a teen can have prostate infection or bladder infection?

Teen and prostatitis: In men, poor emptying of the bladder is often due to an enlarged prostate, called benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Because BPH commonly develops as men age, bladder infections occur more frequently in men over the age of 50. A teenager should not be expected to have a large prostate. Other causes are multiple sex partners without using a condom, kidney stones, among others.
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Could a prostate infection make it very painful for me to ejaculate?

Yes: A urologist's evaluation can help figure out why a person has pain with ejaculation. The cause can be a prostate problem (such as infection or worse), or a problem with another part of the male organs. The person can bring a calendar "diary" to the urologist, with information showing when he had ejaculations, when the pain occurred, when the pain did not occur, etc... ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a prostate infection or a bladder infection?

How can I tell if I have a prostate infection or a bladder infection?

Examination: To determine where the infection is and what type, an office evaluation and clinical history are important. In addition, adjunctive testing such as urinalysis and blood tests are important. ...Read more

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How to know if I have another prostate infection, where urine culture was negative?

How to know if I have another prostate infection, where urine culture was negative?

Here are some. ..: The real bacterial infection in the prostate is not common although many men have been told they have prostatitis.In fact, more than 80% of prostatitis is non-bacterial. With these in mind, you would be more able to ask and talk with Doc in a more sensible way so to deduce more reasonable Rx / care. To take a glimpse, to http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Chronic_prostatitis/chronic_pelvic_pain_syndrome ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...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