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While prostatitis is an entity that has been well described and documented, it remains a difficult diagnosis and is often challenging to treat. On occasion the hope for a complete and definitive cure is evasive. The treatment depends on the type of prostatitis diagnosed. Infectious prostatitis is always treated with antibiotics or antimicrobials that are specially conceived to penetrate the prostate gland (not always easy to do) and eradicate the microbes responsible for the infection. Prostatitis: treat early so as to avoid the complications.
The recommended treatment period for acute prostatitis is variable. In the patient under the age of 40, if the diagnosis is clear-cut, a 15-day or two-week treatment period with an appropriate antibiotic (quinolone) may be sufficient. In those patients aged 40 years and older, the situation is often quite different. The treatment may be prolonged for several months (from several weeks up to three months). In the follow-up to the treatment of prostatitis, monthly visits will include the repetition of tests so as to conclude a resolution of infection. It is upon the normalization of your laboratory test results that your treating physician may terminate the antibiotic treatment.