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Chronic Prostatitis Question

User
Posted 13 Jul 2021 at 23:10

Hi,

To cut a long story short:

- Had unprotected anal sex with girlfriend
- A few days later a bad burning sensation in my penis which antibiotics reduced by 90%
- Remaining 10% which is a mild intermittent burn has remained 9+ months
- GP gave extra antibiotics including Cipro and these did not help
- Urine testing shows no infections including Mycoplasma
- A urologist has said its Chronic Prostatitis
- She prescribed Doxy and Tamsulosin for 6 weeks
- 3 weeks in and no change yet
- VERY strangely I have linked eating chocolate to making the symptoms worse.

My question is something I'm quite confused about:

The urologist has said if this does not help then they will put me under general anesthetic and "squeeze the prostate hard" and this apparently can "reboot it".

I can find nothing about this on Google. Is that a legitimate and recognised strategy?

Thanks in advance
Fred

User
Posted 13 Jul 2021 at 23:59

It is called prostate massage and can be effective if done by a qualified person; it is not always done under general anaesthetic but there is good information here

https://shop.prostatecanceruk.org/pdf/publication/prostatitis-ifm.pdf 

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User
Posted 15 Jul 2021 at 21:36

Thank you for the reply.

That is interesting. The general anaesthetic part that was mentioned really confused me as I had previously seen no mention of this.

Does this sometimes create a permanent fix, or is it usually just seen as a short term workaround?

 

 

 

User
Posted 16 Jul 2021 at 05:36

One of the consultants at The FOPS specialises in prostatitis.

He has talked about massaging the prostate, initially to obtain some expressed prostatic fluid to send off for culturing, to identify which antibiotic is effective against the bacteria, and then again while on the antibiotic, to help get it into the relevant parts of the prostate which is notoriously resistant to infiltration by antibiotics.

That is usually a permanent fix.

 
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