"Just fyi, a new study has found that ginsenoid is associated with reduced bacterial colonization of the prostate. In rats. The relevance of this to prevention of prostatitis in humans is not known. Click here to read the report."
"I have also been very interested in homeopathic remedies. I have not seen a professional. I have done alot of research on it. I have come across herbs known as "natural antibiotics" I tried out goldenseal and echinacea. Those did not have…"
"It is an interesting question about a fungal cause. Unfortunately, most urologists I have seen recently-ish have stated that they believe that most of the bacteria and/or fungi that may cause "prostatitis" are normally present to…"
"Big assumption. There are various anti-fungals. This is something for which I'd consult an infectious disease specialist.
Probiotics restore intestinal flora. They're used to counteract the effects of oral antibiotics, which can…"
"Very interesting. If someone determined they had yeast or Candida. Would this impact treatment with Anti-biotics, specifically would it impede the effect of the medications??
Thanks again for your responses"
"Certainty is not really a part of this equation. At best, one may get some inferences. So ...
In the acute situation, with fever and chills and maybe radiographically evident abscess, especially in immunocompromised patients, it's…"
"Generally speaking, yes, yeast can cause prostatitis. These yeasts can include Blastomyces and Cryptococcus and others. If you carry out this search, you'll see more references. None of that proves anything about your case, obviously, which may…"
Several months ago I had a case of Athlete's Foot. Stupidly, I didn't treat it properly and a couple of my toes started to turn greenish. I quickly treated them and that went away. Days later, the prostatitis symptoms began and it has been and on and off struggle ever since. I am on a 4th cycle of Anti-iotics (1st two were for 7 and 10 days of Cipro) and one of Levaquin (15 days) and now another. I have taken some Diflucan…See More
In many cases, it's impossible to know why symptoms begin. In others, the causes seem clear. The discussions here will examine factors that mark a higher risk of prostatitis and ask if any of these risk factors actually cause it.See More
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40 years old. has symptoms for approx 6 months. Started out after some nasty athlete's foot and then the symptoms started. Mostly my symptoms are sensitivity in between rectum and testicles, rectal discomfort and aggravation in head of penis (increased urgency, stinging) Had a 7 day period of Cipro and some of the symptoms subsided. Symptoms returned and had a 10 day course of Cipro (little to no change) a 14-20 day run with Levaquin (little to no change also two of these prescriptions were spelled with 3 days of Diflucan because I am/was convinced yeast has something to do with my prostatitis. Present;y, starting to take some probiotics with a 21 day anti-biotic, Apo sulfatrim.......I am in decent shape but have had a history of poor diet with a love for chocolate and fried foods- obviously not helpful. Otherwise I work out and have never smoked.
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