When To Call A Professional
Contact a health care professional if you develop:
Difficulty with urination
Pain in the groin, testicles or back
Pain during sexual intercourse
An adverse reaction to an antibiotic or other medication given to treat your prostate infection
Chronic prostatitis can be very difficult to cure. Many men do not respond to one or more prolonged courses of antibiotics. Because little is understood about prostatitis that is not caused by infection, finding the right treatment may be difficult. Nonetheless, several potentially effective treatments are available.
Be sure to see a health care professional if you have ongoing symptoms of chronic prostatitis that have not responded to treatment. If you have unusual or particularly troubling symptoms, your doctor may refer you to a urologist or other specialist.
There is no evidence that chronic prostatitis increases the risk of developing prostate cancer.
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