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 is my penis hard even in a flaccid state?

Query: Hello doctor, My penis is not soft in a flaccid state. It is always a little hard even when in a flaccid state. It is also a little painful when squeezed and after sexual activity. The color of my semen is always mild yellow. When I urinate, it takes four or five minutes to empty the bladder. It com...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Kansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your describing symptoms are suggestive of an infection (epididymo-orchitis). Please state the exact duration of these symptoms. Get a urine routine and microscopy test by giving your urine sample. A repeat ultrasound scrotum (testicles) would also be advised. These ...  Read Full »

How can I manage the burning sensation in my genital area during urination, which frequently occurs after I start dieting and workout?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a burning sensation in my genital area while urinating. It started frequently occurring after I started dieting and working out and once I saw a white discharge from my penis as well. What is the possible reason for this? How can I treat this? Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Your condition seems to be prostatitis. Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland and will cause swelling and some degree of prostatic enlargement. A urine test can be normal as it is nonbacterial prostatitis...  Read Full »

I am taking antibiotics for a prostate gland infection. How long will it take for symptoms to go away?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with prostate gland infection. I have had the urge to urinate a lot. No burning and no discharge at all. Just the desire to pee. I took two STD panels and three urine tests. They all came back negative. Yet, my doctor said she saw a few white cells when she checked my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. From your complaints, it appears that you have an infection in your prostate gland. It is normal in such cases to have a negative urine culture with only a few white blood cells. These infections are, unfortunately, per...  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 165 centimeters, and my weight is 45 kilograms. 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 ...  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 treate...  Read Full »

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 imp...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 also...  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 two...  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 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. Sanap Sandip Dinkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 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...  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 »

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