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prostatitis symptoms return‏

I have prostatitis and take antibiotics for weeks. Pain get relief. So I stop taking antibiotics, but now the symptoms come back. Should i take the same medicine I took before?

1 answers - 2011-12-16

Doctor
It is common for the infection to return (prostatitis caused by E.coli usually follows an urinary tract infection with E.coli, and patients with recurrent UTI's, have greater chances for recurrent cases of prostatitis), some health care providers recommend even longer courses of medications, 6 to 8 weeks, to get rid of the infection.                                    
Released in 2011-12-19