Son 32 has prostititus Can marijuana use cause bladder infec


Q: Son 32 has prostititus. Can marijuana use cause bladder infection or prostititus infection

Symptoms:  Prostititus ..infection being treated with cipro

A:   Hi,

Welcome to Ask the Doctor. Thanks for your query.

I have gone through your question in detail and understood your concerns.
Please find my observations below:

> Well, Marijuana can not cause bladder infection or Prostatitis as such.

> Bladder infection or Prostatitis can be due to bacterial infection but not marijuana as such.

> If you are suspecting bladder infection or prostatitis, then please visit your PCP and get some basic tests done like complete urine examination and ultrasound if necessary to come to an appropriate diagnosis.

> If it is really a bladder infection or prostatitis then a course of antibiotics should be started accordingly.

> Also you will have to drink plenty of oral fluids, abstain from unprotected sex.. etc.

> To conclude, marijuana can not cause bladder infection or prostatitis.

Hope I have answered your question in detail.

Wish you good health.
Take care.

Comments / Follow Ups

Patient: Thank you. Cipro has been prescribed 30 day regime and seems to be working . Can aleve be taken with the cipro.
Doctor: Hi.

Thanks for writing back with an update.

- It is very good that Cipro seems to be effective in your case.
- Yes, Aleve can taken while having Cipro, but see that you are using Aleve only when indicated by your Doctor.

Best wishes.

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