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When to Call A Doctor

Call a health care professional if you develop:

  • Pain or difficulty with urination

  • Blood or cloudiness in your urine

  • Severe back or groin pain combined with fever

  • A reaction to an antibiotic you have been given to treat your prostate infection, such as a rash, nausea with vomiting or severe diarrhea

Delaying treatment can allow the infection to spread. In severe cases, a man may become extremely ill and need to seek emergency care.

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