Prostatitis

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Prostatitis

What is prostatitis? | What are the symptoms of prostatitis? | How is prostatitis diagnosed? | Who gets prostatitis? | How is prostatitis treated? |

What is prostatitis?

To put it simply, prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland. Here are some of the main classifications of prostatitis:

  • Acute bacterial prostatitis

    • acute infection of the prostate gland, caused by bacteria and may be accompanied by chills and fever.

  • Chronic bacterial prostatitis

    • recurrent infection of the prostate, is associated with chronic urinary infection.

    •  Bacterial prostatitis is caused by organisms commonly associated with urinary tract infections.

  • Nonbacterial prostatitis

    • inflammation without any evidence of infection present. The cause of nonbacterial prostatitis is unknown.

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What are the symptoms of prostatitis?

Each type of prostatitis has a slight variation in signs and symptoms:

  • Acute bacterial prostatitis

    • Fever and chills

    • Pain in lower back or rectum

    • Urinary symptoms

  • Chronic bacterial prostatitis

    • Relapsing urinary tract infections

    • Painful urination or other voiding problems

    • Genital pain

  • Nonbacterial prostatitis

    • Urinary symptoms such as difficult or painful urination

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How is prostatitis diagnosed?

Since the prostate lies in front of the rectum, your doctor will most likely perform a digital rectal examination (DRE) by inserting a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum. By doing this, he or she will be able to feel the prostate and determine if it is enlarged or if it has lumps or other abnormalities. The physician may also check for possible infection or other prostate or urinary tract disorders.

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Who gets prostatitis?

New research indicates that prostatitis is a much broader health problem than was once considered. It is one of the most common urologic diagnoses.

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How is prostatitis treated?

Acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis is routinely treated with antibiotics.

If you have nonbacterial prostatitis, your doctor might prescribe medications to reduce the difficulty in urination or anti-inflammatory drugs for pain.

Lifestyle changes (diet, stress management) may be suggested by your doctor.

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The above opinionated views and information serves to educated and informed consumer .  The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. .It should not replaced professional advise and consultation.  A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions 

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