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Prostatitis Treatments

If you have been diagnosed with or think you may have Prostatitis, you can find out about the different types of treatments that may be offered to you here. This information should be used in conjunction with support from your GP or health professional to help you find the right course of treatment best suited to your individual needs; enabling you to manage your condition and improve your quality of life.

Please use this information carefully and always speak to your GP or health professional, they can explain what is causing your problem and how the different treatments may help you. They will also talk to you about any side effects, these are extra problems that can be caused by the treatment. Together, you can decide which treatment is the most suitable.

When you have been diagnosed you will first be offered what are known as conservative treatments, which include ways in which you can help yourself, like lifestyle changes.

Medication may be offered to you as an option, alongside some conservative treatments, depending on your symptoms and medical history. There are currently no surgical procedures for Prostatitis.

Treatment for Prostatitis will depend on whether you have been diagnosed with acute prostatitis or chronic prostatitis.

Antibiotics

If you have been diagnosed with acute prostatitis you will need to be promptly treated with antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin to prevent any tissue damage. Antibiotics will also be given as the first point of treatment for chronic bacterial prostatitis.

To find out more about antibiotic treatment click here.

Alpha-blockers

The alpha-blockers used to treat chronic bacterial prostatitis and chronic non-bacterial prostatitis are designed to relax the prostate and bladder muscles making it easier to urinate. Tamsulosin is one of the alpha-blockers used.

You can find out more about Tamsulosin here.

Painkillers

Chronic prostatitis can be difficult to treat and the initial cause of the condition isn’t alway clear. It may be a case of managing the pain and symptoms until the inflammation settles down. You will probably be advised to take Ibuprofen of paracetamol to help with the pain. You may be prescribed something stronger such as Gabapentin if the pain starts to affect your day-to-day life.

THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE IS A GUIDE ONLY. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU SPEAK TO YOUR GP OR A QUALIFIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL BEFORE UNDERTAKING ANY TREATMENTS.

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