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Prostatitis

Prostatitis is caused by the inflammation of the prostate, often caused by a bacterial infection. It can be caused by an infection that spreads from the bladder or can be an associated symptom of an STI, such as Chlamydia. It shares similar symptoms to a bladder infection, such as difficulty in passing urine, but if an STI is present then there can be additional symptoms, such as discharge. The infection can develop into a chronic condition, in which case it can reoccur at frequent intervals. There is no single cure for chronic prostatitis – if antibiotics don’t clear up the infection then self-help measures such as hot baths, avoidance of strenuous activity and regular ejaculation are normally prescribed, the latter helping to drain the prostate and clear infected matter.

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I am 62 years old. On the 28 of March 2016 I tried for the first time a prostate milking toy it worked great so I did it again on the 29 and my semen came bright red. On April 1, I ejaculated with no prostate massage and my semen came out again bright red and I had the same results on April 3. I do not have any blood in my urine a little burn pain in groin area little lower back pain. I researched this on the web and info stated it will clear op on its own with time. I stopped prostate massage. Should I stop ejaculating or should I do very couple of days to hope to clear the blood from my semen, anything else should I do.





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Hi there Im 36 years old and I've also suffered with chronic bacterial prostatitis for about 4 years now. I've been on about 6 different kinds of antibiotics I'm currently on cipro 500mg twice daily I've tried getting off them lots of times but I'm hit with flu symptoms so I've been stuck on these things from day one. I've also tried every treatment and posion there is. I've also spent about $15,000 trying all kinds of alternative treatments but nothing really helps other then antibiotics. I know there terrible for your body but at the moment thats all i can fall back on they at least keep the flu symptoms away so I can work.I also take one other thing that I've never seen any uriogist prescribe before which is venliflaxin which is an antidepressant but they use it a lot for people in pain management clinics it has been a life saver for me.. its the only thing that was able to take away all my discomfort and pain and I've tried alot of thing before you will probably have to get it from your Gp because a uriogest will more then likely not give it to you.The sidifects are bad to start but get better as time goes on you will also need to gradually increase to a dose of 75mg for a couple months then u will notice a big change its not a cure but u will feel a lot better.😀





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55 years old. Male. Over weight. No diabetes. Relatively healthy. I have belly button hernia 10 years now. Blood test negative for wide range things. Last 5 months burns when I pee. No pelvis pain. No groin pain. GP tested for urine infection. Intermittent lack of sperm fluid with each ejaculation going on for 3 weeks. Standard bowel movements with no pain. Mild arthritis exists. Right leg a little above and below nee pain like pulled muscles for 8 months. Going in for mid and groin ultrasound. Going in for MRI on leg. Any suggestions about pee and lack of sperm? Related?





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Wondering if anyone can help. I've had pain in my penis tip for about 5 months now sometimes it a dull burn other times I can feel it a bit worse. Funny enough after having sex I washed my penis and it started to sting straight away. I've been to the doctors and clinic and had sti test done wee samples 3 times all negative. Had blood test one a week after and one 4 months after unprotected sex. Been to the hospital clinic they did a swab in my penis hole but Sai it was fine. But it still stings what could it be.





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I was given Ciprofloxacin 500mg taken twice daily for 2 weeks for suspect prostatitis.After finishing the course of treatment, im getting burning sensation in anus,testicles,& base of penis.Is that normal after taking the antibiotics, as a side effect?I ejaculated for the first time in 3 weeks, & my semen was brown/yellow-whitish in colour.The ejaculation was painful with burning sensation.Im currently taking a mood stabiliser Quetiapine 200mg for Bi-polar.Please could you advise me, as what to do next.Many thanks.





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Hi Christian, sorry to here your suffering from suspected prostatitis. I too have gone through this embarrassing and painful condition and still living with many issues 2 years down the line. Try not to take too many Ciprofloxacin as I believe it's now left me with nerve damage down my left leg and groin area. The specialist's say I now have Prostadynia or chronic non-bacterial prostatitis! Drink plenty of water and ejaculate to clear your tubes at least two to three times a week. I know it's painful to do that but it's best to get rid of the build up and pressure in your prostate. Sometimes your urethra sticks together after ejaculation as the semen is thick like glue so always urinate straight away after to clear any debris. You may need another short course of antibiotics to help clear things up more...but try not to take too many. I must have been on a bucket load and I'm now counting the cost!. One more thing, it's not just your prostate thats inflammed it's all your pipe works including your urethra, vas deferens, seminal vesicles and epididymis in yor testicles. It can cause perineum pain, pubic pain and back pain too. I hope this bit of info will help...Prostatitis affects everybody differently, some have more or less problems than others...

I am a 49 year old male who suffers from chronic prostatitis for many years. 5 months ago I got ecoli. I was treated with oral medication and it went away.3 weeks ago after sex with a condom I got ecoli again.i was treated orally and it never go. I just got out of hospital yesterday after 5 days of intravenous drips for the ecoli. This morning I masturbated and my penis and testacles are paining badly. WHAT COULD THIS BE PLEASE.





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As I type I'm sitting in a hospital with no light at the end of the tunnel. I'm 40 year old male and this first happened to me when I was around 22. After ejaculating I would pass blood, clots of blood. The clots were so big it could fill the bottom of the glass. The pain of them coming through my penis is extreme. After seeing private doctors i had a cyscospy and numerous types of pills that didn't work. Often told "take these pills and don't masturbate for 30 days"...that's tough going! After taking a dose of Doxy pills my symptoms went. But two years later out of nowhere after ejaculating I had blood in my semen and then a dose of doxy fixed me. Every two years this has happened but then Doxy stopped working. I had MRI and CT scans which found nothing abnormal at all. After taking Cipro pills I was fixed again and that was in 2013. But now I am bleeding again, I have been taking Cipro for three weeks and I'm still bleeding by just having an erection. Trying to stop having an erection during my sleep is proving to be tough and so I'm sitting in a hospital now waiting for yet another Urioligist to give me my blood test results. I have another cyscospy booked in in 10 days anyway with my private consultant with no confidence that anything will be fixed.





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Hi Adam, I just read your post I'm not sure if it's any consolation but I have been having the exact same problems for about 10 years now. The latest theory is that I'm suffering from chronic prosatatitis. Just been given an antibiotic an anti inflammitory and something to reduce the size of my prostate. I haven't tried the medication yet and to be honest I very doubtful they will actually work based on everything else that's happened in the past. Hope things are going better for you since your last post.

I ve tested negative for STI and don't have pain in penis though when I urinate but I ve split in urine nn my doctor has given me cipro 500 with azithromycin500 as well. But I ve taken dem before though nn didn't see changes. What may be the course .





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I'm 21 and I recently had sex with a girl and nothing was actually wrong. The next day, I masturbated and during ejaculation, instead of the pleasure,I just experienced pain and this has been my predicament ever since. I'm worried. I could use every help I can get on this one. It only started about a month ago





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I am a 45 year old male who has been suffering from severe pain when urinating ,going many times during the day and night known as prostitus. Have been under the care of uroligist in London and after taking pills for many months suffered from side effects. I was watching one of your episodes a few months a go and came across Mr Paul Anderson in Birmingham who treated a patient with a small procedure known as a Prostate Massage. Within five days of seeing Mr Anderson I have had the operation done as a day case and after a small amount of discomfort the first few days now feel like a new man after nearly a year of pain. I would like to thank all at embarrassing bodies for introducing me to the work of Mr Anderson.





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