prostatitis usually begins with taking an antibiotic
for several weeks. If you begin to feel better, you may have to take the
medicine for 2 to 3 months. If you do not get better while taking
antibiotics, more tests may be done.
"I'll give you one of mine," Ann Lopez said to her husband the
moment the couple learned he would need a kidney transplant. He thought she was
joking. But George Lopez, star of ABC's The George Lopez Show, is the
comic, not his wife.
And so, just before sunrise on a Tuesday in April of 2005, the Lopezes
arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where they were prepped
for surgery in neighboring rooms. Right before Ann was wheeled to the operating
room --- her surgery began first...
If you are unable to urinate or need
intravenous antibiotics, you may be admitted to a
hospital for treatment.
Most men get better quickly. Treatment lasts for 4 to 6 weeks.
Chronic bacterial prostatitis
chronic bacterial prostatitis is aimed at curing the
infection and preventing complications. Antibiotics are given for 6 to 12
weeks. Long-term antibiotic treatment may be needed if the infection
Infected prostate stones (prostatic calculi) can make the infection more
difficult to cure. They may need to be surgically removed.
Surgery may be needed if urinary tract problems, such as
narrowing of the bladder neck or urethra, are causing the
Surgical removal of the prostate (prostatectomy) for repeated infections is rarely used
and is used only as a last resort.