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Old 01-08-2009, 01:48 PM   #2
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Re: 19 yr old; enlarge prostate or prostatitis

It is my understanding that prostatitis can cause the prostate to become enlarged through inflammation.

Flomax will alleviate the urinary problems due to the inflammation.

Antibiotics usually only work with acute prostatitis, which is a sudden, severe infection. Other types of prostatitis do not respond well to antibiotics. 80% of prostate cases are of the second type.

The Flomax may allow for the infection (if there is one) to clear.

So I side with the doctor on this one--I think the Flomax will be more effective.