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    It's not any single thing plus he may also be looking for things other than prostatitis that could be causing your symptons. Chronic prostatitis is hard to diagnois and treat and often seems to come and go on its own.

    Jim

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      I asked, and nothing scientific here, but I had significant intermittent bouts of prostatitis in my late 20's and 30's and sometimes in my 40's. But as I got older (I'm 70 now) the symptoms either went away completely or got much milder. Prostatitis can seem like it never will go away but I'm sure it will eventually get much better for you. 

      Jim

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      jim your great help mate first time i had it 5 month of my life if it was not for my two year old i end it each time how long can it last for
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      Hi David,

      I can't answer how long it will last but I can say that most men will eventually find some relief, if not complete relief. Just try and work with your doctor, and don't shy away from getting a second (or even 3rd) opinion if you feel that you're not making progress.

      Jim

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      i seen 2 uroliglist both said same bacterie prostatisus infection as gone but inflammatory take time to go can pee fine now thank jim good to talk to some one
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      Yes, it can take time to go. Also, try to remain hydrated and look out for triggers. For example, bicycle riding always made my prostatitis flare, so I either stopped riding for awhile or changed to a more prostate friendly seat. For some people it might be caffeine or alcohol or for the lucky ones, too much sex smile Anyway, good luck moving forward and let us know how things go.

      Jim

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      It was long time ago when I was very symptomatic, but I'd say some of the flares lasted for several months. Even today, I probably still have some inflammation but the symptons are so mild that they don't effect me very much in terms of pain or discomfort. Just try and keep a positive attitude that it will get better because in most cases it will.

      Jim

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      So jim your a long time prostatitis suffer

      What did you do over the years to manage it ?

      Also on the uro dynamic test what

      Questions you recommend one ask the doc about the test results , also was wondering if you also have bph , you seem knowledgeable on bladder issues also

      Thanks in advance

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      David,

      It's an individual thing, so what caused it with me in the past may not be a problem with you. That said, here's a short list from memory. Some of them may apply to you and some not.

      bicycle riding

      caffeine

      alcohol

      being dehydrated

      spicy foods

      too much sex 

      too little sex 

      sexual arousal without orgasm

      some OTC drugs like antihistamines

       

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      thank jim one thing on there i would say is sex twice a week and a cup of tea a day dont do alcohol or ride a bike
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      Hi Rog,

      With very bad flare ups I would often go on a course of antibiotics even without a positive urine culture. If the culture was positive (bacterial prostatitis) then I was definitely treated with antibiotics. The thing is that you really don't want to use antibiotics more than you have to.

      Other than that, I tried symtomatic relief. Things like making sure I was well hydraed,  stop riding a bicycle, changing the bicycle seat, or avoiding a very long car trip, I also tried to avoid very spicy foods and cut down on alchol and caffeine. I found sitz baths (sit in a shallow tub of hot water) very helpful as well. 

      Regarding urodynamics, you want to know what your PVR is, at what fill point do you feel the urge to urinate, what is your bladder pressure and flow rate, does your result suggest an obstruction, and if it does, do you have adequate bladder pressure. Also, ask if it shows any nerve damage. And always a good idea to get a hard copy of the report for your own records.

      Jim

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      We all have different triggers and maybe sometimes there is no trigger. That in part is what makes chronic prostatitis so frustrating and difficult to treat. I know it's easier said than done, but sometimes the less we focus on things the better they get over time. Not to say you shouldn't watch your liquids and triggers but try not to let it overtake your thoughts and life because chances are it will eventually get better even if you do nothing.

      Jim

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      Hi david,

      You indicated "pain in bum", my guess is you mean pain in the butt (anus). Are you sure it is caused by prostatitis ? When my prostate is irritated, I usu feel it at the front lower abdomen. Maybe you have inflammation of the lower colon or hemmoroids ? Hank

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      seen two urolight both said prostatisus add 2 dr done first time my prostate was up a little left hand size secound time back to normal and very tender and inflame got to wait for inflame to go back to normal when it first come on i could not wee and delt like i need to go ever 5 min took antibiotic that went for 3 month just left with pain in retum before and after bowel movent or if you want to break wind or you sit to long
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      I had the "in in bum" when I had prostatitis. Also had the lower abdomen pain you mentioned. The lower abdomen pain seemed more related to sexual activity and the bum pain less so, but it was a long time ago. The sitz baths helped with both.

      Jim

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      yes mate ever day do have bit ibs it only come on when i couldnt wee in feb antibiotic clear weeing up left with retum pain it had ibs 8 year but take tablet never play up
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      seen urologlist today want me to have a camra down my willy can i ask what they look for does it hurt
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      seen urolight today want me to have camra down the willy does it hurt and what do they look for mate
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      hi mate seen uroligist today want me to have camra down the willy what do they look for does it hurt  have it done while i am awake
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       It's a cystoscopy. Call in advance and make sure they are using a FLEXIBLE cystoscope and not a rigid one. You may have a little discomfort with a flexible, but most people tolerate it very well. I also suggest you ask for prophalactive antibiotics which are often given either the day before or at the time of the procedure. This will help prevent a UTI from developing.

      Jim

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      Yes, a flexible is generally done while you are awake with a numbing agent. 

      Jim

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      Is the doctor performing the cystosopy the same doctor who put you on trimethoprim? If not, and especially if you have an active infection, you should inform the cystoscopy doctor what is going on, as he may want to wait until the infection resolves before doing the cystoscopy.

      Jim

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      been on then 12 week mate add bloody test other week and wee sampie all clear but doctor wanted me to stay on then for any hidden infetion in prostate
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      Just make sure that the doctor performing the cystoscopy knows what is going on. You want him to know you're on an antibiotic.

      Jim

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      Hey mate what country are you in . Your symptoms are ?

      Age weight . Any std history? Just wondering I

      May can help you !

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      endland  age 36 sti all clear tested 2 month ago r u in uk one child  symptoms start in feb flu like symptoms then could not empty my bladder fuller like a  block up my bum took antibiotic for 8 week can pee fine now no problam just left with retum pain pushing whireing feeling and like a pulling pain do have acid refux and abit of ibs
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