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Old 09-20-2004, 12:29 PM   #1
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Question Prostatitis and Cipro

Well, I saw my GP today and he flat-out told me that my prostatitis was all in my head. He refused to do ANY tests, passed the buck onto another doctor and then writes me another prescription for Cipro. Hmmm, if it's really "all in my head" then why prescribe anything at all?. Anyway, we danced around for awhile and I finally convinced him to refer me out to a urologist. I'm on medicaid so my "treatment" came as no suprize.

He did tell me that unlike other infections, it usually takes a few weeks for the antibiotic to reach the prostate gland. Have you all found this to be true?. How long was it after you began taking antibiotics before you started to actually see some improvement?.

I let up on the sex for awhile and I felt half-way decent for a day but then last night, I masturbated like crazy (gyrating my pelvis, bouncing on my prostate while ejaculating, moving my legs wildly, etc) all in an effort to self-milk my prostate and get rid of that nagging ache/bloated feeling. Well, all day today my prostate has REALLY been hurting. How am I supposed to keep my glands clean if I can't masturbate?

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Old 09-20-2004, 03:27 PM   #2
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Re: Prostatitis and Cipro

Prostatitis is a diagnosis doctors often make when they can't figure out anything else. This is true with urologists, so I can't say your doctor was being too unreasonable, especially considering that antibiotics often do not help.

Urologists, in particular, will often prescribe Cipro for 4 to 8 weeks, so what your doctor told you was true. It is difficult to get antibiotics into the prostate. Cipro is one of the better ones in this regard.

Ejaculations are not all that effective with clearing out the prostate. Very little prostatic fluid is ejaculated, but it might be better than nothing. You can ask your urologist about a prostate massage. Some recommend it, others discount it; just as some patients think it helps and others don't.

Old 09-20-2004, 04:29 PM   #3
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Re: Prostatitis and Cipro

It is very difficult for antibiotics to reach the sacs in the prostate. That is the reason that you usually have to take antibiotics for a month or more in order to clear up the infection. The doctor may say it's in your head, but if you are taking a long time to ejaculate and you hurt when you ejaculate, you have an irritation of the prostate or prostatitis. I know because I have had chronic prostatitis for more than 30 years. It is not in your head. Find another doctor.

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