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Prostatitis, Yes he prescribed levaquin 250mg for 2 weeks.

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Hi,
JA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: Prostatitis
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes he prescribed levaquin 250mg for 2 weeks. Symptoms are back and had horrible muscle and joint pains with levaquin. I had been on Augmenting and Bactrim 14 days each for sinus issues in August. Now I'm afraid to take more antibiotics
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I've tried to reach the urologist again but not much luck
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I don't think so
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 16 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 16 days ago.

What did your urine culture and semen culture tests show?

What is your age?

Are you diabetic?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Urine culture is negative. Sperm culture not done,
Age 48
Not diabetic
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
What should I do next?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 16 days ago.

The best investigation for prostatitis are;

1) Semen culture.

2) Culture of fluid expressed from urethra, after prostate massage.

These tell about the best efficacious antibiotics to treat it.

That way you need a smaller duration course of antibiotic and result are fast, efficacious and relapse is prevented.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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