Can chronic prostatitis be cured completely?

Prostatitis can’t always be cured, but its symptoms can be managed. Treatment should be followed even if you feel better. Patients with prostatitis aren’t at higher risk for getting prostate cancer.

What is the latest treatment for prostatitis?

Taking antibiotics is the most commonly prescribed treatment for prostatitis. Your doctor will choose your medication based on the type of bacteria that might be causing your infection. If you have severe symptoms, you might need intravenous (IV) antibiotics.

What causes chronic prostatitis to flare up?

It is caused by a persistent (chronic) infection with a germ (a bacterial infection) of the prostate gland. A man with chronic bacterial prostatitis will usually have had recurring urine infections. Chronic bacterial prostatitis is usually caused by the same type of germs (bacteria) that causes the urine infections.

Can prostatitis last for years?

Chronic prostatitis develops gradually and can last for months or even years. Doctors consider prostatitis to be chronic if symptoms continue for 3 months or more . It may not respond well to the first treatments a doctor recommends. Acute prostatitis is a temporary condition that occurs suddenly.

Does chronic prostatitis raise PSA?

Chronic prostatitis is one of the causes that elevate serum PSA levels. Treatment of chronic prostatitis with elevated PSA by antibiotics and anti-inflammatory agents can decrease the elevated PSA to the normal levels.

Can an enlarged prostate go back to normal?

Some men with an enlarged prostate find their symptoms improve over time without treatment. But for most, the symptoms will stay the same or slowly start to cause more problems over time unless they have treatment.

Can vitamin D help lower PSA?

A double-blinded clinical study found that vitamin D supplementation reduced prostate specific antigen (PSA) level and enhanced survival rate in patients with prostate cancer [14].