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Hi, I have chronic bacterial prostatitis for 8 years now. I sent a culture and they found heavy growth of Citrobacter Koseri in my prostate. Is citrobacter koseri normal flora or is it pathogenic ? My doc doesn’t know. I have sexual symptoms and urinary symptoms and I don’t know if this bacteria is causing it..desperate for some answers 

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He should refer you to someone that does know. There's nobody here that can offer medical advice.

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Just wanna know if citrobacter koseri is normal flora in the prostate 

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It's normal in the intestinal tract. Maybe somebody else will chime in.

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I echo SJ's notion of finding another medical specialist. IIRC Citrobacter are often found in urinary tract infections and the prostate in turn is vulnerable to UTI. Also note that often the boundaries between pathogens and non-pathogens are fluid. If normally non-pathogenic bacteria get into areas they shouldn't or number that are too high, they still can inflammation and other issues. 

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Thank you so much for the replies. This makes a lot of sense because before having prostatitis I had a UTI that I left untreated which developed into prostatitis.  I am going to use phages to eradicate this bacteria. Antibiotics has low penetration of prostate tissue and it harms the good bacteria in the gut..I feel like using phages would be safer..

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