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Prostatitis for 6 months

Can I ask your opinion regarding the ff.?

Been diagnosed by doctor with Chronic Prostatitis, some pain after ejaculation and tingling at tip of penis but no discharge, urine flow is ok but only some frequency especially at night, is it prostatitis?
Does presence of RBC & WBC in urine sample evidence of Prostatitis?
I have been on Doxycycline for already almost a month. First 10days given but when I stopped doxy, again it reoccur so after that doctor gave another course for another 4 weeks, shall I continue or shall I ask to do culture of urine, will it be an assurance and will show if what bacteria it is? According to doctor, prostatitis is Bacterial or Non-Bacterial? What would anyone suggest?
Aside from Chlamydia. Gonorrhea, what are the other factors causing these? It's been on and off for me for already 7 months, I've already taken cipro, doxy, before. Is prostatitis like this?
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hey, im 22 and ive had chronic prostatitis for 3 years nearly, unfornuately there is no cure for it and one day it might just go but generally it always stays with you. sometimes you get symptoms for weeks and sometimes its ok. ive had loads of trouble with it. with what started as a water infection turned into it. since ive had burning sensations, erection problems, general unwellness and stuff like that on and off. no antibiotics clear it because theres no bacteria there. ive been seeing a consultant for 3 years and all they ever say is that there is nothing they can do. what i would give to get rid of it. ive had so many tests its unbeleivable, tests for STI's, STD's, Cancer, kidney stones, blood tests, all sorts. its a nightmare but in a weird way you get used to it. the symptoms are a pain sometimes especially when you cant keep an erection at times..but hey it could we worse right.

hope this answers your question!
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Avatar_m_tn
Most men who suffer from prostatitis suffer from non-bacterial prostatitis.

Mine was most likely due to stress.  I cut back on caffeine, alcohol, etc. and I haven't had a horrible experience of it in the past 6 months or so.  I also got a vasectomy which I was worrying would make matters worse but everything has been okay.

The prostate is also something that must be used...so you know what that means.
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Hi,

How are your symptoms?

Other organisms may cause prostatitis. Have you been exposed to anyone diagnosed with tuberculosis?

A prostatic secretion culture will definitely be able to help guide treatment especially in the case of a recurent infection. Some organisms may require a long time to grow in culture . Fungi , viruses and as I have mentioned TB may cause prostatitis but this is quite rare. Disorders of nearby structures like the seminal vesicles also need to be ruled out.

A nonbacterial prostatitis may suggest chronic pelvic pain syndrome. You may discuss this with your physician.

Do keep us posted.
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Avatar_m_tn
I am also suffering from chronic prostatitis too. Do you feel chill and back pain from that disease?? I am suffering from that.
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Avatar_m_tn
Just wanted to add bit to your posting. I've experienced similar issues with ejaculations. It's been going on for a bit over two yrs now. My urologist diag me as having chronic acute prostatitus. Supposedly the non bacterial type. I have a burning in the urethra normally between the rectum & the testicles occassionally farther out in the urethra AFTER ejaculation. It's not severe but quite annoying and kind of depressing because it doesn't go away . It seems the more ejaculations, say every other day or so the less burning sensation there is. I also experience a kind of soreness or warmness along the urethra, when sitting very long on a harder surface. Sometimes after bowel movement I can feel it has pushed against the prostate which is against the rectal wall and causes a discomfort through the urethra. The discomfort always is in the perenial area. I've had tests for STD's several times and everything with the exception of HSV I , (oral) herpes which I understand most all the population has. I understand it's possible to have HSV I in the genitals but I nor wife have ever had any lesions, discharges and my wife has no gemital problems or issues at all. I understand although herpes can exist without signd but I also understand it would be rare if ever that both partners would not exibit any lesions. I am a much older man than the normal person making a posting and I understand prostatitus is quite common in older men. I just am looking for some type of treatment or method that could alliviate this bothersome problem. Thanks for your thoughts any any responses I might get from anyone out there. JPPZ
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Guymint1985

Hello,   Did you have a urine culture?   Let me guess, it came up negative right?   Urine cultures are not a good way to diagnose prostate bacteria.   See if your uro can get a EPS from your prostate or have you give a semen sample.

My guess is that it is bacterial what you have.   Oral antibiotics do not penetrate the prostate good at all.    What do you think?

Fuf
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Avatar_m_tn
I've been getting terrible pains between my scrotum and rectum totally randomly  since about the age of about 11 or 12 and im currently 24. May happen 1ce a year, twice or twice in 1 week, just randomly. Pain so bad all I can do is wait till it passes. Has happened after ejaculating, a bell movement, urinating and or some sort of physical excercise of jolt of sum sort. To this day I still havent been to the doc bout it. Should I, Could this be something important?
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I have been having the same issues for 5 years with no relief.  I have been tested for everyting under the sun all tests, std testings always come up negative. There are times when i go for a few weeks and it is absolutely fine and I think thank god this went away and then like clockwork it comes back with vengance.  The tip of the penis is ALWAYS sore feeling/ irritated, and at times just looks raw- I think this is from the constant leaking uf urine. It is hard for me to fully empty the bladder, I slowly leak urine all day.. not a lot at all but enough to keep the urethral opening constantly wet with urine.  There are times I get a sever sharp shooting pain up the shaft of the penis, there are times when it feels like someone is squeezing the tip really hard, and then there is the sensation that feels like a bee sting at the tip.  There are times when the head of my penis feels numb, and actually turns a pale blue color like it is not getting circulation however EVERY Dr says there is nothing wrong.  Ejacualtion at times makes the pressure/ burning sensation ease up a bit but afterwards the tip gets fire engine red and really really raw, this happens not all the time.  Also sometimes after urinating, when I think i am done I get this intense pressure feeling and I actually ejaculate but it does not feel like the pleasurable ejaculation feeling like you have during intercourse. At times i get random burning sensation of the skin.. Drs tell me that this is all due to refered pain from the prostate... been on a million antibiotics and have had no relief.  The stress and depresson this causes is horrible... sex is also at tme very painful....
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Avatar_f_tn
I am experince a difficult pain in my penis after urine or having sex for the past three month,I been to three different dr they all gives me antibiotic but still they is no changes,sometimes when I urinate it comes out with blood and so much pain,now my penis has some rashes at the tip of the penis. please I need your help.thanks
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Avatar_m_tn
i have recently had pain in my penis and problem urinating had urine checked and blood test for prostate everything come back normal what is this its doing my head in also i have lost sensation in penis when trying to have sex and find that i lose my erection its never happened before im only 46 years old could this problem if somebody was trying to harm me by giving me something in my food or drink i have suspected a friend as recently has had a prostate operation and now can not ejaculate he is very resentful could this be possible or am i paranoid
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