Prostatitis After Flu?

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About two weeks ago I got really sick with what what either a stomach bug or flu. Was experiencing urinary issues--fullness in pelvic/tested area, incontinence and fatigue. Doc gave me finger test and told me I had an inflamed prostate. I tried Cipro and had a really bad reaction. I'm on doxycycline now and have only taken one dose so far. Also on Flomax. The doc did also do a urine test after the prostate exam but I think it was negative.

Curious has anyone come down with prostate issues after the flu? I did have some minor urine leakage issues prior to getting sick but nothing like this. Should the doctor have been testing my semen as well? This is just really frustrating as I've been laid up for more than two weeks now. Just hoping this doxycycline does the trick.

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    Just to clarify you had digestive/bowel bug not respiratory flu correct? Did you take any meds for your sickness, if so what? How old are you?
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    I ask conjecturally.  Is it possible that whatever pelvic issue(s) you have going on are coincidental to your flu-like sypmtoms?  This is a conversation you and your doctor should have.  For the life of me, I can't see how flu-like symptoms could be causitive for CPPS unless, of course, your immune system was suppressed to the point of inviting opportunistic infections of all sorts.  Final note.  It's an assumption, but I'm guessing you tested positive for bacterial prostatitis.  If not, I'm wondering - though certainly not questioning - the doctor's rationale for the two aforesaid antibiotics.  Be well, my friend.

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      You know i said pelvis but that's probably an incorrect statement. Best way to describe it is like a 5lb weight hanging from my testicles. I was in such an off state when I saw doctor but I don't even remember what he said about bacteria but the only thing I remember is he mentioned cipro would handle any inflammation and can help in case of any bacteria. He walked in the room after examining the X-rays they gave me, said nothing and started drawing a diagram. I for sure thought he was going to tell me I had cancer. He was explaining how the sphincter contracts and causes urined to flow back into the prostate causing the inflammation. I probably should have gotten a bit more clarity.

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     Did you say you were having problems with your semen I know I did after having a turp it's clear and watery  and very little 

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    Your doctors correct procedure is to take a urine and/or semen sample, and have it cultured then the correct anti-biotic to should be prescribed, ONLY if there is any bacteria present, is one which has been tested to work. Anything else is not optimal treatment. Also ensure your medical notes contain all medication to which you are allergic. These things become important over time.
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    Does inflammation mean it's prostatitis? I haven't heard of any connection between prostatitis (which I believe is usually bacterial) and 'flu (which is viral). I'll be interested in any other replies you get.

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