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How early can men have prostate problems?

How early can men have prostate problems?

Any man can develop a prostate problem. Prostatitis can affect men of all ages. However, it is the most common prostate problem in men younger than age 50. BPH is the most common prostate problem in men older than age 50.

When to go to the hospital for prostatitis?

For acute bacterial prostatitis, you’ll need to take antibiotics for at least 14 days. Occasionally some men may be admitted to the hospital and given antibiotics through an IV (into your vein). If you have trouble urinating, your health care provider may use a tube (a catheter) to drain your bladder.

Can you have normal sex if you have prostatitis?

Prostatitis can’t always be cured, but its symptoms can be managed. Treatment should be followed even if you feel better. Patients with prostatitis aren’t at higher risk for getting prostate cancer. There’s no reason to stop normal sex unless it bothers you. You can live a reasonably normal life with prostatitis.

How long has prostatitis been a symptom of?

My prostatitis problems started 8 years ago and it was a battle of sudden and uninspected symptom attacks. There were long periods without any attacks or symptoms but there were periods when I had strong painful attacks in a short period of time.

What kind of Doctor do you see for prostatitis?

A urologist is a doctor who treats problems of the urinary tract and male reproductive systems. Each type of prostatitis calls for a different treatment. Your doctor will want to know exactly what is causing your symptoms.

How does a doctor find out if you have prostatitis?

Diagnosis. Your doctor might have a sample of your urine analyzed to look for signs of infection in your urine (urinalysis). Your doctor might also send a sample of your urine to a lab to determine if you have an infection. Blood tests. Your doctor might examine samples of your blood for signs of infection and other prostate problems.

When to question your doctor about prostate cancer?

When it comes to prostate cancer, due diligence begins with having the confidence to question your physician about treatment recommendations — after all, you are the person who has to live with the results. When you receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer, you are inundated with information.

What are the symptoms of chronic bacterial prostatitis?

Often caused by common strains of bacteria, this type of prostatitis generally starts suddenly and causes flu-like signs and symptoms, such as fever, chills, nausea and vomiting. Chronic bacterial prostatitis. When antibiotics don’t eliminate the bacteria causing prostatitis, you can develop recurring or difficult-to-treat infections.