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can fungi cause prostatitis.
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I'm on antibiotics and feel pressure in the perineum that wasn't there just before the antibiotics.Does any one else notice things like this.Continue

Tags: antifungal, prostatitis, yeast, fungus

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bold Dec 21, 2012.

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Arnold King replied to Luke's discussion can fungi cause prostatitis.
"Perhaps the link to fungi is not that far fetched. Have you seen this? www.psp94.com"
Oct 23, 2012
itai bar replied to Luke's discussion can fungi cause prostatitis.
"Blake can you Share ur this petiant story? Im having the same symptom and might be e coli related"
Sep 29, 2012
Arnon Krongrad, MD replied to Luke's discussion can fungi cause prostatitis.
"@Blake ... The perineum is the region between the scrotum and anus. The perineum often hurts in men with prostatitis -- "I feel like I'm sitting on a golf ball" -- and/or after prostatectomy."
Sep 29, 2012
Chris left a comment for Luke
"Hi Luke, I've recently joined the site and have a very similar story to yours. I realise youve not logged in for a long time but very interested to hear what the latest is with you, especially if you found a cure for this horrible thing! Take…"
Dec 31, 2011
Arnon Krongrad, MD replied to Luke's discussion can fungi cause prostatitis.
"Hi Luke, An ironic twist: An antifungal that is actually a cause of prostatitis. AK"
Oct 12, 2010
Luke left a comment for G8 GT
"how ya travailing mate any progress on what's wrong i have finally seen the urologist but still don't know what's wrong. for me the pain comes and goes"
Sep 23, 2010
Luke replied to Luke's discussion can fungi cause prostatitis.
"thanx for your comments."
Aug 16, 2010
Arnon Krongrad, MD replied to Luke's discussion can fungi cause prostatitis.
"I'm glad to see that you've thought of fungus, the risk for which rises with chronic use of antibiotics. Clinically meaningful fungal infections are more like, by the way, in patients with immune compromise (e.g. end-stage HIV infection).…"
Aug 16, 2010
Luke replied to Luke's discussion can fungi cause prostatitis.
"its just a thing that has worried me after i took doxicyline for epidymitis and it got worse and started the prostatitis symptoms and allowed yeast to grow on the scrotum skin. Now that i have started antibiotics for prostatits i noticed that the…"
Aug 16, 2010
Arnon Krongrad, MD replied to Luke's discussion can fungi cause prostatitis.
"Luke, Most patients with prostatitis report perineal pressure. Most of them do not have a fungal infection. Can you please tell us why you're asking about fungi causing prostatitis?"
Aug 16, 2010
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can fungi cause prostatitis.

I'm on antibiotics and feel pressure in the perineum that wasn't there just before the antibiotics.Does any one else notice things like this.See More
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Aug 15, 2010
Luke replied to G8 GT's discussion Blood in Semen? in the group Signs and Symptoms
"I think its a symptom of acute prostatitis but shouldn't happen with chronic prostatitis. Its probably from the cystoscopy"
Jul 14, 2010
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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.
been suffering for 6 moths now
it all started with epidymitis which seemed to clear up but i have been left with prostatitis symptoms.
I have had 2 urine cultures that were negative and was given antibiotics for ten days a couple of times with slight improvement each time.
The most frustrating thing is that the doctors that i saw didn't think of prostatits.
After a few moths of frustration I whent back to the GP and got a differant doctor that put me on trimethoprim for 2 moths and said to come back if it don't work after a month.

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At 12:39am on June 28, 2010, Arnon Krongrad, MD said…
How ya goin', Mate? Are you a prostatitis patient? If you fill in your profile a bit more (through the Settings tab in the upper right) perhaps we can interact with you a bit more usefully. Let me know if you need help navigating. Welcome!
At 11:42am on June 30, 2010, Arnon Krongrad, MD said…
Luke, which is your worst symptom? How long have you had all this?
At 8:05pm on June 30, 2010, G8 GT said…
Luke, sounds like you and I are "in the same boat" with this issue. Mine started "officially" in April of this year, after a brief bout of epididymitis. Antibiotics cleared that, but do not seem to be working on the prostatitis.

Have you consulted a pelvic-floor PT? I am trying that along with bio-feedback right now. I have pretty much given up on the antibiotics at this point.
At 7:38am on July 1, 2010, G8 GT said…
Luke, keep you head up. Most of my frustration has been trying to get this properly diagnosed. I personally have had at least 10 urine cultures (all negative) and one semen culture (showed staph infection, although that is quite common in healthy prostates.) I have tried 3 different AB's (doxy, bactrim and amoxicillin) and none have helped. At this point, it appears that most doctors do not know what actually causes many cases of prostatitis. You will need probably need to try AB's first, and then move onto pelvic-floor PT and possibly bio-feedback. For me, taking Zoloft has helped take the edge off of things, but the pain is there so that eliminated any thoughts of this being an anxiety-born issue. I am giving PT another few months, and I also have a cystoscopy planned for next week to rule out anything else, possibly structural, causing my symptoms. If none of those things work or reveal anything, I am going to try the surgery. I cannot handle long-term AB's (even though they do not seem to work for me anyway) because of all of the side-effects. I would rather have it removed, and then work through the 2 main side-effects as I go forward. My obvious concerns are my arrythmia (although I am sure that will be fine) and the long-term potential side-effects of surgery (scar tissue, etc.) because I am only 32. Infertility does not matter for me because my wife and I are done having children, and I am confident erections will come back because I am still young and, even with prostatitis, I have no issues at all currently in that area (except that dreaded pain during and after intercourse.)

Let me know if you need to chat. Talking to others who have this condition is very helpful, and thankfully Dr. Krongrad has this site, which to me, has been a blessing because, rather than sitting back and wondering what this is, we can attack it together by exchanging ideas, therapies, symptoms, etc.)
At 6:21am on December 31, 2011, Chris said…

Hi Luke, I've recently joined the site and have a very similar story to yours. I realise youve not logged in for a long time but very interested to hear what the latest is with you, especially if you found a cure for this horrible thing!

Take it easy

Chris

 

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