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Treatment for 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.
Treatment for acute prostatitis is aimed at curing the infection and preventing complications. Acute bacterial prostatitis is treated with antibiotics, pain and fever medicine, stool softeners, fluids, and rest.
Chronic bacterial prostatitis
Treatment for 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 returns.
Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, inflammatory
Treatment of chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, inflammatory, may be difficult.
Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, noninflammatory
Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, noninflammatory, is difficult to treat, because it is not clear what causes this form of prostatitis. The primary goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms. Many treatments are tried, including:
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