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Arnon Krongrad, MD replied to Doug Thorn's discussion Homeopathic remedies in the group Treatment
"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."
Apr 4, 2012
Arnon Krongrad, MD replied to Doug Thorn's discussion Homeopathic remedies in the group Treatment
"You may also find some interest in this action by the FDA in regards to health claims made by one herb distributor, a few of which relate specifically to prostatitis."
Jan 19, 2012
Arnon Krongrad, MD replied to Doug Thorn's discussion Homeopathic remedies in the group Treatment
"Click to read: Saw Palmetto did not reduce prostatitis or other lower urinary tract symptoms more than placebo."
Dec 6, 2011
John Waller replied to Doug Thorn's discussion Homeopathic remedies in the group Treatment
"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…"
Dec 4, 2011
Doug Thorn added a discussion to the group Treatment
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Homeopathic remedies

What, if any, relevance do homeopathic medicines/doctors have to say with regard to this condition?? Any thoughts, anybody gone to see anyone?? Any luck??See More
Nov 29, 2011
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Treatment

Conventional, Alternative ... there are all kinds of treatment options for prostatitis. Which ones are new? Which ones are best?See More
Nov 29, 2011
Dave replied to Doug Thorn's discussion Yeast infections and prostatitis in the group Risk Factors and Causes
"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…"
Nov 29, 2011
Arnon Krongrad, MD replied to Doug Thorn's discussion Yeast infections and prostatitis in the group Risk Factors and Causes
"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…"
Nov 28, 2011
Doug Thorn replied to Doug Thorn's discussion Yeast infections and prostatitis in the group Risk Factors and Causes
"assuming yeast is believed to be a factor which medications are commonly used? What about Probiotics?"
Nov 28, 2011
Arnon Krongrad, MD replied to Doug Thorn's discussion Yeast infections and prostatitis in the group Risk Factors and Causes
"If someone determined, it would help to direct choice of medication, sure. But it's the determining that's the problem."
Nov 28, 2011
Doug Thorn replied to Doug Thorn's discussion Yeast infections and prostatitis in the group Risk Factors and Causes
"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"
Nov 28, 2011
Arnon Krongrad, MD replied to Doug Thorn's discussion Yeast infections and prostatitis in the group Risk Factors and Causes
"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…"
Nov 28, 2011
Doug Thorn replied to Doug Thorn's discussion Yeast infections and prostatitis in the group Risk Factors and Causes
"Then what's the best course of discovering whether yeast is at play for certain?? Thanks for your response"
Nov 28, 2011
Arnon Krongrad, MD replied to Doug Thorn's discussion Yeast infections and Prostatitis in the group Risk Factors and Causes
"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…"
Nov 28, 2011
Doug Thorn added a discussion to the group Risk Factors and Causes
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Yeast infections and Prostatitis??

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
Nov 28, 2011
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Risk Factors and Causes

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
Nov 28, 2011

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If you have been diagnosed with prostatitis, please tell us your story: age, duration of symptoms, treatments, results, and the like.
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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