Sorry if its a weird question... has anyone had prostatitis in there life..

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    Apr 13, 2011 10:23 PM GMT
    Has it affected your life at all, how long did it take for you to get better..
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    Apr 14, 2011 4:20 AM GMT
    I've never heard of prostatitis, so I Googled it:

    Prostatitis is the general term used to describe prostate inflammation (-itis). Treatments for chronic prostatitis may not work. Patients who do not find a cure may face chronic pelvic, perineal, back, testicular, leg, abdominal, urethral, and prostate pain, plus pain during sexual intercourse, painful ejaculation, burning on urination, and other symptoms. Their clinical syndrome may include fatigue, depressed mood, and other generalized problems. They may face social isolation.

    Sounds like a really difficult situation.
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    Apr 14, 2011 4:30 AM GMT
    eddieross69 saidI've never heard of prostatitis, so I Googled it:

    Prostatitis is the general term used to describe prostate inflammation (-itis). Treatments for chronic prostatitis may not work. Patients who do not find a cure may face chronic pelvic, perineal, back, testicular, leg, abdominal, urethral, and prostate pain, plus pain during sexual intercourse, painful ejaculation, burning on urination, and other symptoms. Their clinical syndrome may include fatigue, depressed mood, and other generalized problems. They may face social isolation.

    Sounds like a really difficult situation.


    LOL. 'social isolation' and depression from prostatitis. who knew?!

    we treat it every day. very common. the answer to how long it takes to feel better is 'it depends'. it depends on the organism causing the problem, how long you've had it and any additional circumstances or conditions that may contribute to its worsening. quinolones (e.g. ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin) are a good choice for treatment... duration contingent on whether the infection is acute or chronic. another antibiotic would be a better choice if the cause is an STD like gonorrhea or chlamydia. the most common cause is an untreated urinary tract infection from topping someone without a condom... and the enteric bacteria that get pushed into the urethral tract work their way back into the prostate. fever/chills/shakes, difficulty peeing, a sense of pressure in the perineal/anal area, an elevated PSA level and occasional blood in the urine are common signs/symptoms. see your doctor if you have any of these problems.
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    Apr 14, 2011 3:50 PM GMT
    lol thanks for the help... its rele painfull... but i didnt get t from sex bekause i aint done that yet.. think they said it was from a u.t.i... but the pills dont rele help only when im on it they do... so as i get off of them few days later... right bak with pain..
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    andrew_111 saidlol thanks for the help... its rele painfull... but i didnt get t from sex bekause i aint done that yet.. think they said it was from a u.t.i... but the pills dont rele help only when im on it they do... so as i get off of them few days later... right bak with pain..


    acute prostatitis is typically treated for 14 days.

    chronic for 4-6 weeks.

    you MUST take your antibiotics every day as prescribed for the full duration of treatment or it will not go away... and the organism may become resistant to the antibiotic if you are sloppy with adherence.
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    Apr 14, 2011 4:13 PM GMT
    I've had urethra infections and they're very much like what you've described. You have to stay on the medication to ensure the infection is completely gone. I, like you, did not get it from unprotected sex but instead, most likely, from the lingering semen creating a 'pitre dish' condition for bacterial growth. Drink plenty of water so you urinate often and always try and urinate following ejaculation or a morning woodie. Clean out the tubes man! Good luck, go back and see your doctor.
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    Apr 14, 2011 4:31 PM GMT
    I have chronic prostatitis, one of my VA-listed medical problems. It's assumed it developed from a urinary tract infection I contracted while living in dirty field conditions for weeks at a time in the US Army.

    Fortunately I don't have most of the symptoms mentioned here, mainly lower back pain, plus a general feeling of fullness and sometimes mild ache in the lower pelvis. My urine flow slows way down, and I have trouble starting, my bladder doesn't empty fully and so I have to pee often. It also makes bottoming very painful, and a DRE (digital rectal exam) makes me yelp, one of the ways I know I'm having a recurrence. But "social isolation" and depression due to it are unknown to me.

    So periodically I must go on antibiotics, which clear up the symptoms fairly quickly, but not for more than about 12 months. Hence it's "chronic" and it's unlikely I will ever become totally cured. Just another one of the little legacies from my military service that I've learned to live with.

    But it's more an annoyance than a disability, except maybe the pee blockage at times. It certainly hasn't limited my lifestyle much, except I need to stay near a restroom during a flare-up. You adjust.
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    Art_Deco saidI have chronic prostatitis, one of my VA-listed medical problems. It's assumed it developed from a urinary tract infection I contracted while living in dirty field conditions for weeks at a time in the US Army.

    Fortunately I don't have most of the symptoms mentioned here, mainly lower back pain, plus a general feeling of fullness and sometimes mild ache in the lower pelvis. My urine flow slows way down, and I have trouble starting, my bladder doesn't empty fully and so I have to pee often. It also makes bottoming very painful, and a DRE (digital rectal exam) makes me yelp, one of the ways I know I'm having a recurrence. But "social isolation" and depression due to it are unknown to me.

    So periodically I must go on antibiotics, which clear up the symptoms fairly quickly, but not for more than about 12 months. Hence it's "chronic" and it's unlikely I will ever become totally cured. Just another one of the little legacies from my military service that I've learned to live with.

    But it's more an annoyance than a disability, except maybe the pee blockage at times. It certainly hasn't limited my lifestyle much, except I need to stay near a restroom during a flare-up. You adjust.


    Thats what i have chronic prostatitis... do you find when your out somewhere it acts up more then lets say if your relaxing at home... and you say it hurts when bottoming do you just top then bekause of it or no.. just wondering kuz when i go to the doc's and he needs to put his finger up you no where... the tip of the penis burns like hell... is that the feelin your talkin bout if bottoming?
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    andrew_111 saidThats what i have chronic prostatitis... do you find when your out somewhere it acts up more then lets say if your relaxing at home... and you say it hurts when bottoming do you just top then bekause of it or no.. just wondering kuz when i go to the doc's and he needs to put his finger up you no where... the tip of the penis burns like hell... is that the feelin your talkin bout if bottoming?

    No, my prostate is very tender itself. So that a doctor's DRE to feel it is painful inside me, plus bottoming, when I'm having a flare-up. Otherwise it's fine. My penis & urethra aren't involved.

    I also have a reaction to beer and Coca Cola, which some urologists have told me is a known consequence of prostate problems. I'll get more blockage when I'm drinking those, which is doubly unfortunate, because it's when I'm drinking beer I need to pee the most, but can the least. icon_sad.gif When you "go out" are you talking about something that involves drinking those, at a meal or bar?
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    Apr 14, 2011 7:35 PM GMT
    get off caffeine it restricts blood flow and the prostate is a low blood flow organ hense why healing also takes longer
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    Apr 14, 2011 7:40 PM GMT
    Treejock1 saidget off caffeine it restricts blood flow and the prostate is a low blood flow organ hense why healing also takes longer


    This is a true statement.

    I get it, for some reason, in the winter months. Antibiotics and in ten days gone for me. Mine has never been extremely painful but felt like I was carrying a bowling ball between legs and other time could not stop peeing and pressure.
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    andrew_111 saidThats what i have chronic prostatitis... do you find when your out somewhere it acts up more then lets say if your relaxing at home... and you say it hurts when bottoming do you just top then bekause of it or no.. just wondering kuz when i go to the doc's and he needs to put his finger up you no where... the tip of the penis burns like hell... is that the feelin your talkin bout if bottoming?

    No, my prostate is very tender itself. So that a doctor's DRE to feel it is painful inside me, plus bottoming, when I'm having a flare-up. Otherwise it's fine. My penis & urethra aren't involved.

    I also have a reaction to beer and Coca Cola, which some urologists have told me is a known consequence of prostate problems. I'll get more blockage when I'm drinking those, which is doubly unfortunate, because it's when I'm drinking beer I need to pee the most, but can the least. icon_sad.gif When you "go out" are you talking about something that involves drinking those, at a meal or bar?


    Ya if i go out with friends all have some pop usualy coke.. but i dont drink beer or anything.. and i usually find all be find b4 i go out no pain... and then when im out enjoying myself it starts to hurt rele bad...lol i hate the feeling... and my doctor said i shouldnt of had this problem at such a young age..suks all probally be stuck with it for life..
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    andrew_111 saidYa if i go out with friends all have some pop usualy coke.. but i dont drink beer or anything.. and i usually find all be find b4 i go out no pain... and then when im out enjoying myself it starts to hurt rele bad...lol i hate the feeling... and my doctor said i shouldnt of had this problem at such a young age..suks all probally be stuck with it for life..

    So can you do an experiment? Next time you go out, drink Sprite or 7-Up, but no cola? Or if not Sprite, something else, but not beer, either (I forget what the drinking age is in Canada, I know you're 20).

    Maybe your prostate reacts to certain things you drink, as mine does. I know you're young, but if you've contracted prostatitis, your age could be irrelevant.

    Anyway, check it out, stay off the colas and beer (and my urologists also recommended my going easy on other caffeine sources like coffee & tea, too), and see what happens. Either you experience a difference, or you don't. No harm in trying.
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    andrew_111 saidYa if i go out with friends all have some pop usualy coke.. but i dont drink beer or anything.. and i usually find all be find b4 i go out no pain... and then when im out enjoying myself it starts to hurt rele bad...lol i hate the feeling... and my doctor said i shouldnt of had this problem at such a young age..suks all probally be stuck with it for life..

    So can you do an experiment? Next time you go out, drink Sprite or 7-Up, but no cola? Or if not Sprite, something else, but not beer, either (I forget what the drinking age is in Canada, I know you're 20).

    Maybe your prostate reacts to certain things you drink, as mine does. I know you're young, but if you've contracted prostatitis, your age could be irrelevant.

    Anyway, check it out, stay off the colas and beer (and my urologists also recommended my going easy on other caffeine sources like coffee & tea, too), and see what happens. Either you experience a difference, or you don't. No harm in trying.



    Okay thanks for ur help.. i will try what you suggested icon_smile.gif