"My understanding is that pain on massage is more common in acute bacterial prostatitis but not necessarily on chronic cases.
I have just finished a 2nd run of antibiotics.... again, I had almost 100% improvement while on the pills and it's…"
"Hi Dave. I have been on cipro and doxycycl at different time periods. At best I did notice some symptom relief as long as I was taking them. When I stopped, my symptoms returned. I went to a very highly regarded medical facility…"
"Hi Rick, just out of interest, have antibiotics ever had any effect on it for you? - i.e. noticeable yet temporary improvement? Your experience in general sounds very like mine ... nothing to point at the prostate, yet nothing to point…"
"I have discussed my symptoms with many doctors and urologists. Thus far, I have received different opinions on what are the cause of my symptoms. The opinions that believe my prostate is not the cause are based on the fact that…"
"Thanks for the replies gentlemen. I should say that I am not yet complaining about the doctors who are treating me. I am still early in this process of understanding the cause of my symptoms and starting out with antibiotics is understandable as a…"
"From what I've heard, this is a common complaint of men with CP, that their urologists just shrug it off. Even my urologist said, well if you still have this in 6 months, come back to see me.
6 months??? What about now? So I have to live with…"
"@ Brian - hmm, I'm no microbiologist or doctor, but the whole idea that someone who is suffering from this, with no bacteria cultured yet they get big improvement from abx, where the conclusion derived that it must be some mysterious…"
"The painful urination is tightly correlated with ejaculation. The cloudiness, on several occasions, has been directly associated with that painful urination. I Have had intermittent cloudiness in my urination but never really consistently, and not…"
"Hello Brian, people say that abx have anti-inflammatory effects and use this to explain why some people are seemingly "fixed" (albeit often temporarily) even when no bacteria can be cultured. However, I have also read that whilst…"
"Thanks for the response. I'm reluctant to throw too many different methods at my prostate all at once, as then I will have no idea which one is actually working. I do believe that sitting all day at a desk, both at home and at work, is part of…"
"An detailed and articulate post. I tried a natural remedy before conventional medicine: saw palmetto (320mg capsules) and a tincture of Echinacea and Goldenseal daily. One week into this regimen and my symptoms have alleviated, if…"