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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

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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)

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