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Prostate Infection

Swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland (prostatitis) cause symptoms like painful urination, groin and pelvic pain, testicle and penis pain, frequent urge to urinate, cloudy urine, etc. These can be due to bacterial infection or trauma to the nerves of the lower urinary tract. If bacterial prostatitis fails to respond to antibiotics, they frequently recur, leading to chronic bacterial prostatitis. In bacterial prostatitis, additional symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, and body ache.

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Do urinary tract infections cause prostatitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I masturbated after a long gap of two months. After drinking a carbonated drink two days later, my urethra felt inflamed, and I had frequent urination. I got antibiotics (Cefdinir TMX) for ten days, and it went away a little bit. Then, I had another carbonated drink, and the same thing h...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your history, I can say that you might be having chronic prostatitis. Diagnosis can be made only by semen culture. There is no need to hold from masturbating. Frequent masturbation is required to treat chronic prostatitis. I suggest you do a semen culture test and ...  Read Full »

Are penile pain on erection and burning micturition signs of prostate cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,About three months ago, I started getting pain in my penis when erect, and a burning sensation was there for a week when I urinated. I went to the doctor, who sent me for urine tests, where blood was found in my urine. So they sent me for three further urine tests, 24 hours apart, where...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Pain in erection or burning urinating in the long term indicates chronic prostate inflammation. It is scarce to have prostate cancer at this age. Bladder cancer symptoms are painless and asymptomatic hematuria. For proper diagnosis, we need s...  Read Full »

Will forceful stopping of sexual activity cause low libido?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last one month, suddenly, my libido has decreased drastically. Two months back, I started doing some regular exercise, and that is why I forcibly tried to keep myself away from all those sexual content on the internet. At that time or before that, I was completely normal. But aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Low libido has many reasons: 1) Infections can be due to urine or prostate infection (can do urine complete an ultrasound pelvis to diagnose). 2) Diabetes or hypertension, make sure blood pressure and blood sugar are under control. If already on medication, share medi...  Read Full »

I am a 65-year-old male and my prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is 5.0 ng/ml. How to decrease the PSA level?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 65-year-old male healthy and have had a rise in prostate-specific antigen (PSA). My prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is 5.0 ng/ml. One year ago, I had an increase in PSA and took an antibiotic, which lowered it to 3.5 ng/ml. Does it look like that is what I should do again? I als...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is an enzyme protein secreted from the prostate gland and can rise in different situations like infections, inflammation, prostate manipulation, or cancer. If PSA is raised, I would suggest antibiotics for t...  Read Full »

Can prostatitis cause pain and burning sensation in perineum and anus while urinating?

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with acute prostatitis. I am experiencing pain and burning sensation in the perineum and anus while urinating, especially at night. My test reports for STD and urine analysis came back negative. I am currently taking tablet Bactrim. My query is, how long does it take for th...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Prostatitis is inflammation of prostate gland leading to increased frequency, urgency, and difficulty in passing urine along with deep perineal pain or discomfort. The accurate diagnosis is made through semen culture, and I hope you got this test done. Usually, the resu...  Read Full »

I do not want to do surgery for my prostatitis. Are there any supplements to improve the condition?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44-year-old unmarried male suffering from prostatitis for two years. My height is 5.41 feet, and my weight is 99.208 lbs. My problem is pain in the bladder and unable to empty the bladder fully. I have to go for every two hours to the bathroom to empty my bladder. I do not want to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Prostatitis is a problem that has a tendency to reoccur; even after a complete cure, it does reoccur in almost everyone. Trigger factors like stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, and urine infection can aggravate the symptoms of prostatitis. Prostatitis is not usually treated ...  Read Full »

What test should I do for smelly and yellow urine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from a prostate infection for the past six months. It started with blood in urine and then a burning sensation while urinating. I am also having smelly and yellow urine. Before this, I got mouth ulcers. Also, I had an itching sensation throughout my body, mainly in t...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Answer the questions below for a better understanding: Is it accompanied by joint pains? Have you done urine culture and sensitivity? Have you been checked for diabetes? Left varicocele causes should be ruled out by doing complete ultrasonograp...  Read Full »

Why is my semen yellow?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. My semen has been yellow for months until now. I do not eat many spices. I do not have pain when I eject. My urine is normal color without any pain. Is that normal, or should I concern more about it?  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is no reason to be worried. Prostate fluid (many people do not know that 90% of the male ejaculate is prostate fluid, just 10% is semen) may sometimes have a yellowish appearance. As long as you do not have any symptoms, this is considered normal. However, ...  Read Full »

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