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Post Recurring Prostatitis - New member
hell all, i stumbled upon this website while reseraching on prostatitis. I am glad there are a forum dedicated to this matter.

I am 46 years old. I am generally pretty healthy before this year. I have high cholestrol for 10 years but been taking drugs so it's pretty well maintained. In the beginning of this year, out of no where, one day i started feeling the urge to pee every 1 to 2 hours. I went to the doctors, the doctor did a urine test and found blood. He prescribed me Cipro. I never took it because the symptom went away on its own before i even went the pharmacy. Fast forward to Aug, i went on to a Alaska cruise. I never got sick, but the urge to pee every 1 to 2 hours started to happen again on the last couple days of the trip. After coming back to LA, it went away for a week then came back again. I went to my PCP who did blood and urine test but all came back clean. Finally in mid-sept, i went to see an urologist. To my dismay, he performed a digital rectum examination (i was not expecting this, it was insane to me). He told me my prostate is inflammed and that i have prostatitis. He said it's pretty common and prescribed me Cipro for 14 days and Tamsulosin. Before i left, he added that some people gets infected by their own urine easily and have to live with this for the rest of their life.

I stopped Tamsulosin after 2 dose because i was getting nasuea from it. But managed to finish Cipro. After 6 or 7 days, i was seeing result and by 10th day, i was completely cured. That's the good news. The bad news is I been off Cipro for 10 day now and yesterday i can feel my urge to pee has increased again...and today i can feel the sympton completely coming back, been to restroom 5 times in the last 8 hours.

Well, looks like my urologist was right and i am getting infected again. I have to go see him again next week.

I want to hear this forum members' take on my sympton and what should I expect living with this sympton?


Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:44 am
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Post Re: Recurring Prostatitis - New member
Sorry to hear about the troubles. I'm right there with you. I don't recall ever having flare-ups as frequently as has been the case the past few weeks. Been taking ibuprofen, but nothing else (besides my regular daily amount of tamsulosin). Hope you feel better soon...


Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:34 pm
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Post Re: Recurring Prostatitis - New member
getting the digital exam is what should be done by the
Urologist so don’t be surprised about that. It’s the only quick
way to feel the health of the prostate...

I went through the same thing. It’s possible the Cipro
gave you nausea, not the Flomax.

I’m not a firm believer that we all get infected prostates
when we start noticing urinary issues

I was first diagnosed with prostatitis but a cystoscopy revealed
I have a high riding bladder and a very tight bladder neck.

The Urologist took out a small amount of my prostate
and opened up my bladder neck

The prostate biopsy showed no sign of infection although
I was on Cipro for 2 months.

If some increase in frequency is your only issue I
wouldn’t worry about it too much...
If you have pain and difficulty with urinating then it
needs to be investigated further


Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:03 pm
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Post Re: Recurring Prostatitis - New member
Sorry to hear about the problems. I can relate, since I'm going through the same thing. Been on tamsulosin for years, and have done very well with it. Had some of the usual prostatitis symptoms about a year ago and my urologist did a cystoscopy. Nothing showed up. Symptoms went away. Now back again. Finished 2 weeks of cipro - didn't really help. Started another round and just today went to my urologist (a new one - previous one retired this past summer - same practice though). He wants to do another cystoscopy and prostate ultrasound. He mentioned that sometimes tamsulosin loses its effectiveness over the years. See what happens with the procedures. Best of luck to you. Hope it all clears up and that you never need to report back here :)


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