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Home remedies for overcoming prostatitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   is this dr.xxxx?
User :   i just wanted to give u my health info in brief
Doctor :   No
User :   i have been diagonised with prostatitis
User :   and the urologist put me on cipro for a month
User :   and its been 15 days and i still have some discomfort in my testicles
User :   is there any way i can cure that?? he said if it doesnt work then they might have 2 do CAT scans
User :   is cat scan necessary?
Doctor :   The cipro should be put for a course of 4 to 6 weeks
Doctor :   so you still have to wait
User :   hes given me cipro for 4 weeks
Doctor :   before the symptoms reduce
User :   should i ask him to extend the dosage to 6 weeks rite now
User :   or once 30 days r completed
Doctor :   You can ask the doctor for Urinary analgesics
User :   what is that?
Doctor :   which helps to reduce your symptoms
User :   i feel that the discomfort is reducing but m not sure
User :   i have started takin tub bath since yday
User :   n maybe thats helpin, but the discomfort is still there- do u think it'll eventually cure up?
User :   well i hve been takin pyiridium
User :   i took it regurarly for 2-3 days then stopped it
Doctor :   but if you are having symptoms
Doctor :   then you have to take it
User :   all im hvin is DISCOMFORT in groin area
User :   does it help with that?
Doctor :   if the infection is not cleared by 4 weeks with cipro
Doctor :   going for CT scan is no wonder
User :   so u mean ill hve 2 do it?
User :   coz some ppl say it may take up to 6-12 weeks of antibiotics to be cured
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Prostate has very low conc of taking drugs
Doctor :   so to reach the killing conc of
User :   so in that case wud u recommend extension of dosage
Doctor :   drug it needs to be taken for long time
User :   or CT scan
Doctor :   after 4 weeks
User :   coz CAT scans r really expensive
Doctor :   i would suggest to go for CT scan
Doctor :   yeah i know
User :   hmm i see
User :   but just out of curosity
User :   wht if cat scans results r fine too
User :   then what happens?
Doctor :   extending the antibiotic for some more weeks
Doctor :   but may be diff antibitoc
Doctor :   stronger than cipro
User :   hmm i see... y dont they just give
User :   stronger than cipro right away
Doctor :   that decides by the doc
User :   all i want to do
User :   is remove the discomfort in groin region
User :   thats it
Doctor :   then ask the doctor for stronger pain killers
User :   ok...
User :   coz i take ibuprofen rite now but not regurarly
Doctor :   that is fine
Doctor :   but is it giving you relief
User :   kind of
User :   so pain killers
User :   reduce the discomfort?
Doctor :   it should
User :   i see... should i take the ibuprofen
User :   or tell doc to give strong ones
Doctor :   If you can use Cran berry juice extracts
Doctor :   it partially relieves your symptoms
User :   i see... yea thts the only prob now..
User :   and i kinda
User :   ill continue takin cipro, pyridium and
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   ibuprofen- 21
Doctor :   yes
User :   i got all the blood test and urinalysis done- everythin is fine there
Doctor :   Are you working?
User :   no
User :   no signs of anythin
User :   but jus this discomfort
User :   and i had prob of freq urination few days back
User :   and hence i started takin pyridium
User :   will hot tub bath's help relieve symptoms?
Doctor :   are you drinking water
User :   yea...
Doctor :   Drink plenty of water to dilute your urine and help flush out bacteria.
User :   i did not much earlier
User :   oh k
Doctor :   atleast 3 to 4 litres
User :   everyday
User :   ?
Doctor :   Avoid coffee, alcohol, and soft drinks containing citrus juices and caffeine until your infection has cleared.
Doctor :   Use a heating pad on your abdomen to minimize bladder pressure or discomfort.
User :   can i drink orange juice?
Doctor :   no
User :   ok i wont
User :   and 1 more thing
User :   should i ask the doc to extend antibiotics
User :   to 2 more weeks
User :   if it doesnt clear up
Doctor :   the doctor decides
Doctor :   what to do next
User :   ok
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   thnx 4 the info..i m just so tired
Doctor :   you continue with the home remedies
User :   of all this
Doctor :   i mentioned
User :   ill
Doctor :   and the analgesics
User :   ok
User :   the analgesics
User :   should help with
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback
User :   discomfort rite?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   very much
User :   k thanks
User :   whats your name
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   Go through the link
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consultint
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