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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Why are my UTI and urethral itching not improving with any antibiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male, and I used to have a recurrent UTI. For the past two months, my urethra is constantly itching. I did a kidney function test, and my uric acid was high. My urine culture test shows bacterial culture. I was prescribed antibiotics and antifungals, but nothing i...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your description states that you have an infection that does not respond to antibiotics or antifungals. The reason is either the infection is in the prostate, or a proper antibiotic is not given. Antibiotics should be prescribed according to the organism's sensitivi...  Read Full »

What is the possibility of UTI in males?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old male. Two months ago, I had discomfort under the right testicle. I ignored it as it was not much painful. I went to my physician, and I had a urine test. It came back with white and red blood cells. The doctor said that I have a urinary infection, and he gave me Cip...  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is no reason that since you are male and not involved in sex, you cannot have UTI (urinary tract infection). The bacteria can transmit from anywhere, like if you have constipation or when you are dehydrated, or your blood sugar level is high. UTI is less common i...  Read Full »

I have problem while peeing from yesterday. How to manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old male, and I have a problem while peeing from yesterday. It feels heavy under my stomach, just below my penis. Every time I try to pee, I cannot, and I have to push in order to do so. I drank an entire bottle of water today. Normally, I would be able to pee after a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandip Dinkar Sanap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Difficulty in urination in a young individual is generally obstruction at bladder neck due to infection of the urinary bladder, prostate inflammation or muscle spasms. A final diagnosis can be made on thorough examination, blood, and ultrasound examination. Blood tests...  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 S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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...  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 Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ...  Read Full »

Recently, I have lost the ability to ejaculate. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 60 year old male with type 2 diabetes (HbA1c 6.2). Recently, I have lost the ability to ejaculate. Erections are not the problem, just no orgasm or ejaculate. Everything feels right during stimulation but stops short of actually going over the top. I went to a urologist, but he did...  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh S Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Poor or absent ejaculation occurs due to medicines for prostate or due to diabetes. In some diabetic patients, there is retrograde ejaculation (into the bladder) or sometimes no ejaculation. This can be confirmed by post ejaculation urine test for sperms. However, this s...  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 urinate. 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, which were 24 hours a...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in erection or burning urinating in the long term indicates chronic inflammation of the prostate. It is really rare to have prostate cancer at this age. Bladder cancer symptoms are painless and asymptomatic hematuria. For proper diagnosis, we need semen for cultu...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

How to treat swollen and painful glans?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old unmarried male. My height is 6'2" and weight is 73 kg. For the past three months, I have pain in the left side of my glans penis. At the same time, I have a continuous pain on the left side of the anus. The pain around the anus is not severe, but it is enough to bother...  Read Full »


Dr. Gopinath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history and findings I am suspicious of chronic prostatitis, which is a longstanding infection of the prostate. It is associated with pain in the perineal region, which is neither mild nor severe. It needs to be confirmed with a per rectal examination in whi...  Read Full »

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