Male Reproductive System Disorders
- Q What should I know to care for someone with acute bacterial prostatitis?
Acute bacterial prostatitis is treated with antibiotics-and steps can be taken to reduce discomfort until symptoms go away. You can make sure the person takes a stool softener to relieve painful bowel movements. Offer plenty of fluids - anywhere from 64... Full Answer
- Q What drugs can ease pain caused by acute bacterial prostatitis?
Anti-inflammatories and analgesics can relieve pain caused by acute bacterial prostatitis. Alpha-adrenegric blockers can also help by relaxing the prostate's muscles. And stool softeners can ease painful bowel movements. Talk with your doctor about which... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat acute bacterial prostatitis?
Acute bacterial prostatitis is treated effectively with a two to four week course of oral antibiotics. The most common forms of antibiotics used are trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, fluoroquinolones, tetracycline, or doxycycline. To avoid any relapse, it's... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my acute bacterial prostatitis on a daily basis?
Acute bacterial prostatitis develops rapidly and needs to be treated with antibiotics. However, in the usual course of treatment, steps can be taken to reduce discomfort until symptoms go away. You can take a stool softener to relieve painful bowel... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for acute bacterial prostatitis?
Acute bacterial prostatitis is treated effectively with traditional oral antibiotics. However, there are a variety of alternative treatments or therapies suggested to relieve discomfort associated with (ABP). Warm baths can help alleviate common symptoms... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect acute bacterial prostatitis?
People with acute bacterial prostatitis can develop complications that can be quite serious. A person may develop a prostate abscess or pus-filled infected pocket that can be difficult to treat with antibiotics. If left untreated or not treated... Full Answer
- Q How common is acute bacterial prostatitis?
Acute bacterial prostatitis (ABP) is considered the least common of the category of diseases known as prostatitis. Though a mere 5 - 10 percent of all types of prostatitis are attributed to ABP-it's the most easily treated and cured. ABP is rare in... Full Answer
- Q Are there any more severe forms of acute bacterial prostatitis?
Acute bacterial prostatitis is the least serious kind of prostatitis, which causes pain, swelling, and inflammation of the prostate gland. Acute bacterial prostatitis is usually cured with a course of antibiotics. A non-bacterial prostatitis can be more... Full Answer
- Q How common is chronic bacterial prostatitis?
Chronic bacterial prostatitis is one of several different types of prostatitis. Not a lot of data exists for chronic bacterial prostatitis specifically. However, studies have determined that between 10 and 12 percent of men report having some of the... Full Answer
- Q Can acute bacterial prostatitis be prevented?
Acute bacterial prostatitis is a bacterial infection most commonly found in young and middle-aged men, and it can't be prevented. However, you can avoid bacterial infections caused by sexually transmitted diseases by engaging in protected sex. You can... Full Answer