|Antibiotics are used to eliminate acute bacterial prostatitis and are often prescribed for prolonged periods (up to several weeks). In rare cases of individuals who are unable to empty the bladder of urine due to extreme urethral inflammation, a drainage line (punch suprapubic tube) is inserted. This procedure requires hospitalization, as there is significant risk of infection (sepsis).|
For chronic bacterial prostatitis, ongoing antibiotic therapy may be required that is individualized to meet the individual's needs and drug resistance. Surgical intervention is rarely necessary.
Nonbacterial prostatitis does not respond to antibiotics, and treatment is directed toward control of symptoms by administering pain relievers; anti-inflammatory, anticholinergic, or alpha-blocking drugs; stool softeners; and warm sitz baths.
Source: Medical Disability Advisor