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Is anyone else experiencing repeated bouts of Prostatitis as a result of their cancer therapy?

rogerwegner
rogerwegner

I have been plagued by repeated hospitalizations for infections that are seated in my prostate. They never can pin it down exactly, but the last time it did get much better after a course of doxycycline.

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your infection might be due to unusual bacteria such as Chlamydia, gonococci etc and therefore it responded to the broad spectrum antibiotic, doxycycline.

rogerwegner
rogerwegner in reply to LearnAll

Thanks for the reply

I think infections are more common than realized because of transrectal prostate biopsies. It injects e coli into your prostate. In general, antibiotics don't work - the prostatitis relapses on its own whether you take an antibiotic or not. It never really goes away. The combination of prostatitis and prostate cancer in the prostate can cause increasing bouts of urinary problems. For that reason, some men heve their prostates removed prophylactically.

Thank you that does make a lot of sense

yes, husband had chronic infections, one after another. his was e-coli, he catheterizes 2xd

a month ago started prophylactic dose of antibiotics 1xd and so far no infections.

ritamay123
ritamay123 in reply to strummer

Hi,

Is your husband cured? My friend had prostatitis for several years. He have tried all possible treatments. But the infection still keeps on and off. He has no idea why it recurs repeatedly. He heard a herbal diuretic and anti-inflammatory pill is effective. Do your husband try other treatments besides antibiotics?Thanks!

strummer
strummer in reply to ritamay123

the main thing that has stopped his UTI's is he is on a prophylactic dose of antibioic 1xd.

it has made a world of difference. it has reduced his rate of infections significantly. to the point i can't recall if he has had one. this has given him a much better quality of life. he continues to take otc Azo cranberry pills, rx tamulosin (sp). But the prophylactic antibiotic made a huge difference

rogerwegner
rogerwegner in reply to strummer

That is the next step in my battle with prostatitis. I have a bottle ready for the next attack . I also had some very severe bladder spasms with the latest bout with this, so I have a strong med in reserve for that also . I am learning to ask for help early when this raises its ugly head. Good luck !!

I had many UTIs at the beginning of the process (due to catheters).

t took several rounds of different antibiotics before I finally cleared.

These infections are tough to manage in some cases.

I dealt with them for about 5 consecutive months.

Eventually, (hopefully) they'll get the right drug to finally manage it.

I trust it will be resolved, but it is a royal pain in the a@#s in the meantime.

Hi, Do you know which drugs finally brought it under control ?

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rogerwegner
rogerwegner in reply to Hidden

Thank you for your help

Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p in reply to rogerwegner

I can relate to what you’re going through . Hang in there.

Sorry, I don't recall, but they tried several before it finally cleared. There is something about this area of our body that is difficult to treat consistently.

Once they got it right, I haven't looked back. Hasn't happened since.

I do recall that some left over 'irritation', persisted for a few days, but it got better within 4 or 5 days.

I know it's frustrating .....

I do know that it is kind of a crap shoot finding the right treatment. The docs sem really puzzled when I show up they take all kinds of scans and cultures and they write it off as atypical pneumonia even though I am not coughing and the Xray looks the same of my lungs as before my ER visit. I think that nobody understands that territory well. So far the doxycycline has stopped it in its tracks. I keep going back to the same docs so that they will try something different this time.

Taking cultures helps if they can do it on a timely basis.

I recall that it had to be done eventually, which might have helped them get it right ....

next time I have to go to the ER, I am going to insist that they do a DRE and take a specimen for a culture before the start the antibiotics. We will see if that helps with the search for the culprit.

Cipro?

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Saturday 02/22/2020 12:18 PM EST

rogerwegner
rogerwegner in reply to j-o-h-n

I am allergic to Cipro. Thanks

O I C 2 bad

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Saturday 02/22/2020 12:38 PM EST

rogerwegner
rogerwegner in reply to j-o-h-n

Thanks for the reply

Infections are the scourge of urology . Good luck finding your fix . It’s no kind of way to live . Be well.

rogerwegner
rogerwegner in reply to Whimpy-p

Thanks again, Roger

Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p in reply to rogerwegner

It will be a great day once you fix this . 😩

rogerwegner
rogerwegner in reply to Whimpy-p

I am feeling much stronger this week, maybe the worst is over. We all have to stay optimistic. It is what has kept me going in this 12 year journey with PC

Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p in reply to rogerwegner

Get well amigo .

rogerwegner
rogerwegner in reply to Whimpy-p

Today was a very good day. Lots of energy and no pain. I will take it one day at a time.Thanks again for your reply and concern !!

Super frustrating 😫

I m glad to here it . You need things to go in your direction . Would be nice . Any improvement is good !🙏

billy1950
billy1950 in reply to Whimpy-p

Wondering if prostatitis. There is some burning sensations in my groin area! It comes and goes...tip of penis and scrotum. Had radiation 15 years ago. Thinking possibly it could also be due to scared tissue.

Thanks

The pain that I have is centered around my tailbone and it is deep inside me. It is not in my penis or scrotum. It still could be scar tissue but it is inside my prostate. Because when the pain is alleviated I can urinate easier

Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p in reply to rogerwegner

I still have my prostate.. in some form. If I hold my pee too long like on a car trip I get pain. We are all permanently altered in many ways . Take care

Whimpy-p
Whimpy-p in reply to billy1950

That sounds horrible ! Talk about torture. Ouch . I hope that you find a solution .I had rt over four years ago . That does have long lasting effects .

rogerwegner
rogerwegner in reply to Whimpy-p

Thanks for your help

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