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Enlarge prostate causing STRICTURE, bacterial prostate infection.

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I have a long history of what doctors have called a bacterial prostate infection. I have been off and on Cipro for almost 3 years. On 6/19/25 I was given a cystoscopy and told my prostate was slightly enlarged, that I had a stricture and that there was a small blockage. I was told after the procedure that my urine stream would be greatly improved but I am not sure what the doctor did to make that statement. Urination following the procedure was very bloody for the first couple of days and extremely painful. The plain started to get better by 7 but changed from burning during and right after urination to feeling very slight burning during and constant itching after urination that last hours. I have been on Cipro 500 mg twice a day for the past 2 months. I called the doctors office but the nurse keep insisting that it's normal and takes 7-10 days to resolve. Is this in fact normal or could I have an infection that is resistant to Cipro?

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Dear sir,
Thank you for your query at

All your symptoms are suggesting that you are having either prostate infection or urinary tract infection.
You should certainly see your doctor and also get fresh urine culture because the infection is resistant to Ciprofloxacin. We will need an urine culture to understand what antibiotic will it respond too.

In the meantime you can start yourself on cranberry juice and see how you do.
Feel free to discuss further,
Take care
Rajiv Goel

Dr. Rajiv Goel
Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist
MCh(urology) Medical Council of India
Fellow, Laparoscopic urology, Germany
Fellow, Urooncology and Robotic urology, Australia
Felloship - MCH, Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, AIIMS, 2004
Residency - MS, Master of Surgery, AIIMS, 2001
Medical School - MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, AIIMS, 1998
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