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May I post my thoughts on CPPS being an active infection?

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2004 8:56 pm
by MastCells
Many hypotheses have been formulated in attempts to explain the cause of CPPS/PM. This forum welcomes discussion of all of them, except for the hypothesis that CPPS is an active infection, which has been disproved by recent research.

So please, if you would like to discuss bacteria, fungi, STDs, etc., go elsewhere. Everyone else, welcome to our forum!

Basic info about bacteria (registration required): viewtopic.php?t=1095

Bacterial prostatitis can be discussed at other forums, such as

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:17 pm
by webslave
Just for reference for those men who think they are indeed infected, I post here the words of a man who does actually have a chronic bacterial infection. Compare yourself to him and see how you measure up:
I have chronic bacterial prostatitis that responds well to antibiotics. ... [T]he doctor will express some prostate fluid and run a culture to determine the bug and prescribe an appropriate antibiotic. My bug has consistently been shown to be E-coli.

That being said, my symptoms usually start with increased frequency of urination, burning and pain on urination, and pus discharge. But no pain other than that and it usually goes away after a few days on the antibiotics. I continue the antibiotics for 30 days which is well after the symptoms have disappeared. I can usually expect a relapse in 6 to 12 months. ... This has been going on for more than 30 years. .... My worst experience a number of years ago was when I thought I would tough it out and see what happened. The pain got excruciating, testicles inflamed, bloody discharge, high fever. But this responded well to antibiotics and I haven't tried to tough it out again after that experience. I know when it starts and go on antibiotics right away.

I know that guys who have chronic pelvic pain syndrome may scoff at what I say and I know that they are in the majority. I really don't know what they are going through but then, they don't know my experience either.
There is nothing to be gained from allowing men to discuss theories that are disproved, such as active infection causing CPPS. That is the same as having a forum on evolution and allowing members to argue endlessly about creationism. We have to move with the times and recognize research.

Re: May I post my thoughts on CPPS being an active infection?

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:08 am
by webslave
Sensitive diagnostic tests now demonstrate that healthy urinary tracts host a ubiquitous, complex microbial community. Recognition of this microbiome, largely undetectable using standard agar-based cultures, offers a new perspective on "UTI." Everyone is bacteriuric. From this perspective, most people who are treated for a "UTI" would probably be better off without treatment.
From "Urinary Tract Infection"—Requiem for a Heavyweight"