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Prostatitis due to infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   prostatitis question
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   how do you determine if prostatitis is caused by an infection?
Doctor :   it depends on an examintion of the prostrate rectally and an urine examination
Doctor :   if u have symptoms , then prostatic secretions are expressed rectally and examined
Doctor :   a urine culture and microscopy test will be helpful
User :   can a man get an infection by being a recepinent of oral sex?
Doctor :   only in case the partner has oral lesions
Doctor :   are u there ?
Doctor :   have u followed my advice ?
User :   what would be a psa level for a 76 year old man?
Doctor :   the normal value should be less than 4.0
User :   what medications to treat an infection of the prostate , bladder, uretha?
Doctor :   it depends on what is the cause of the infection , bacterial, or viral
User :   bacterial
Doctor :   in case of bacterial infection, u will need to get a culture sensitivity
Doctor :   and based on the results the antibiotic will be chosen
User :   ok you have answered my questions, thank you
Doctor :   you are welcome
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