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How long does it take to get rid of prostatitis?

How long does it take to get rid of prostatitis?

The duration of antibiotic therapy depends upon the type of prostatitis; for acute it may be for few weeks, chronic is for 6-12 weeks. You can discuss with your doctor about other antibiotics such as doxycycline, sulfa drugs or ofloxacin.

How to know if you have acute prostatitis?

Acute prostatitis begins abruptly with high fever, chills, joint and muscle aches, and profound fatigue. In addition, you may have pain around the base of the penis and behind the scrotum, pain in the lower back, and the feeling of a full rectum. As the prostate swells, you may find it more difficult to urinate.

How often does prostatitis occur in older men?

Depending on how you define the term, 9% to 16% of men experience prostatitis. It’s also an “equal opportunity” disorder. Unlike benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer, which predominantly affect older men, prostatitis affects men of all ages.

How long can you take sulfa antibiotics for prostatitis?

The duration of antibiotic therapy depends upon the type of prostatitis; for acute it may be for few weeks, chronic is for 6-12 weeks. You can discuss with your doctor about other antibiotics such as doxycycline, sulfa drugs or ofloxacin. isn’t doxycycline a better drug for prostatitis and UTIs?

What are the symptoms of acute bacterial prostatitis?

Acute bacterial prostatitis is an acute infection of the prostate gland that causes pelvic pain and urinary tract symptoms, such as dysuria, urinary frequency, and urinary retention, and may lead to systemic symptoms, such as fevers, chills, nausea, emesis, and malaise.

How is the diagnosis and treatment of prostatitis made?

There are four classifications of prostatitis: acute bacterial, chronic bacterial, chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and asymptomatic. Diagnosis of acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis is primarily based on history, physical examination, urine culture, and urine specimen testing pre- and post-prostatic massage.

How many cases of bacterial prostatitis are there?

Although the true incidence is unknown, acute bacterial prostatitis is estimated to comprise approximately 10% of all cases of prostatitis.

When to go to the ER for acute prostatitis?

Chronic prostatitis is prolonged over a longer course. But acute prostatitis leads patients into an emergency room. It often needs to be resolved as soon as possible. Still, some cases of acute prostatitis may progress to chronic prostatitis in 5-10% of patients (1, 2).