Acute and chronic prostatitis discussion. Arnon Krongrad, MD, moderator.
Can prostate removal for prostatitis really offer a cure for suffering men?
My doppler TRUS shows infection in both lobes and the seminal vessels. I guess it is safe to assume that all the gentiourinary nerves and tubes are infected as well. By removing the prostate, do the infected gentiofemoral nerves, spermatic cord, epididymis and all other associated nerves heal as well? I hope this makes sense. Sorry, for any misspelled words.
I truly believe, That when it comes tp prostatitis, there are two different diseases getting lumped into the prostatitis mold.
There are the people with chronic pelvic pain, Pain which seems to originate from the pelvis, Tests all normal prostate small in size. Current research points to pelvic floor stress as the cause for this type...
Second is the group of patients with prostatitis. True prostatitis. Ultrasound reveals a inflamed slightly enlarged prostate. The pain seems to come from the prostate. The golf ball feeling and frequent urination and dribble can be felt coming from the prostate. Prostate stimulation increases symptoms. I feel people in this group will all see cures from prostate removal
doctor so are you putting together a clinical trial using surgery for prostatitis as a cure?
Doctor so are you putting together a clinical trial using surgery for prostatitis as a cure?
Yes. And I have invited Dr. Feliciano and will invite others with experience to help me think through the design. Your input is welcome always. I will keep you posted as things develop.
Eden is a good man. I'd be interested in what you cite and will look to his response. Thank you.
The design is in progress. Involving a biostatistician from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and aim to do this to the highest scientific level. It won't come quickly but when it's done we'll know what we've observed. Details to follow as this evolves. Thanks for the support, Nik.