Prostatitis 2 months in ... no sign of getting better

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Hi,

Just after some advice really, but just before Xmas I was feeling quite run down but being early twenties drank quite a bit from 22-26th of December followed by a couple of days drinking round new year. Once all was done about a week after new year I started getting really bad symptoms like going toilet needing to urinate all the time, pain in the bit in between your anus and testicles, my uretha or base of penis aches after I go for a pee, at the start my kidneys and lower back also used to ache quite a bit but that’s gone now, also don’t know if this is related but I think I’ve got premature ejaculation also ( is this related ). The only other random symptom I have and have had for a few years now is like once out of maybe 10 times After I have sex a couple of hours later I have an agonising pain in the Prostate lasting 10-15 minuets then it disappears then absolutely fine which has been going on for a few years but never had any prostatitis symptoms until recently. The symptoms aren’t life changing  by any stretch I can cope quite easily, I sleep well, I still run every other day clocking up quite a few miles a week. The main concern for myself is the constant need to urinate it’s so frustrating. The doctor took my urine and he said there were some white cells in the urine and said more than likely had prostatitis and send me packing with a months worth of cipro, two weeks in its made no difference at all to be honest I’m thinking of binning them and going down my own route of solving it. I’m only 26 and consider myself as quite a healthy and physically fit male.

Do I need my prostate examining ?

Do I need a blood test ?

Ultrasound ? 

How long does this take to clear up ?

Sorry for the long winded message but if any of you guys have any advice or info I’m all ears and thank you in advance..

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    Cipro is often prescribed for suspected bacterial infection of the prostate.  Suspected being the operative word.  Cipro is a very strong antibiotic and has led to some long lasting and very severe effects in some people. 

    If you feel nothing is improving I strongly suggest you get a doctor to do an proper examination to see if you genuinely do have an infection. (The official guidelines say to give a 4 week course of an antibiotic without waiting for any culture results!).

    Many cases of prostate pain and the related problems are actually caused by stress (something to do with the male brain!!).  Have a look at sites such as the pelvic pain clinic where they claim to be able to reduce pain through special exercises.  Academic studies have been done on this so it's actually based on real science.

    If your doc says it is an actual infection, ask for Trimethoprim instead of Cipro (it is listed as an alternative). It will be safe to take this for 4 weeks or more instead of Cipro.  Take a look at the fluoroquinolone discussions on this site (Cipro is one of this class of antibiotic) to get an idea of what you're playing with.

    You have got a problem and you need to get it sorted.  I hope this has shown you a few options.  It will take a while to find out what is actually wrong but I don't think blindly taking a long course of very powerful antibiotic without first checking other, safer, options is necessarily a good idea. 

    take care!

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