Prostatitis (prostate infection) is a common condition that can be caused by an infection or inflammation of the prostate and sometimes the confining area. This condition is more common in men under the age of 50. And some researches suggest that up to 10% of adult men have prostatitis (prostate infection). There are a mixed kinds of prostatitis, each with different symptoms. Some men with prostatitis experience a lot of discomfort and pain that can occur in the pelvic area, testicles, or lower back. You may feel pain when urinating or ejaculating. Other patients may have symptoms related to those with BPH. Other patients aren’t really bothered about their symptoms.
Prostatitis is difficult to diagnose because the symptoms overlap with many other symptoms. The exact treatment for prostatitis depends on what type your physician thinks you have.
Some men develop chronic prostatitis that recurs many times. Not all prostate infection is completely cured, but symptoms can usually be controlled by talking with a doctor.
Types of prostatitis (prostate infection)
There are four types of prostatitis:
ACUTE BACTERIAL PROSTATITIS:
This type is the least common and can only last for a short time. It can be fatal if left untreated. It is the simplest type of prostatitis to diagnose.
CHRONIC BACTERIAL PROSTATITIS:
This Symptoms are less severe and develop over the years. It affects young and middle-aged men and is more likely to cause recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
CHRONIC PROSTATITIS OR CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN SYNDROME:
This can affect men of all ages. It is a condition that causes discomfort and pain around your groin and pelvic area.
ASYMPTOMATIC INFLAMATORY PROSTATITIS:
The prostate is inflamed but has no symptoms. It is usually found when a doctor diagnoses another problem.
CAUSES OF PROSTATITIS (PROSTRATE INFECTION).
The exact cause of chronic prostatitis is unspecified. Those who went deep into research believe as follows.
Microorganisms can cause chronic prostatitis
Your immune system is responding to previous urinary tract infections
Your immune system responds to nerve damage in that area
Bacterial infections are the cause of both acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis. Microorganisms (Bacteria) can enter your prostate through your urethra.
The use of catheters and medical procedures, including the urethra, increases the risk of prostate infection. Other risk factors are:
Obstruction of the bladder
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Enlargement or damage to the prostate, which may promote infection
PROSTATE INFECTION SYMPTOMS.
Acute Bacterial Prostatitis
Symptoms of acute bacterial prostatitis are severe and occur suddenly. If you experience any of the following symptoms; Please make sure you seek immediate medical attention.
1. Burning or pain when urinating
2. Nausea and vomiting
3. Physical pain
4. Unable to empty the bladder
5. Fever and chills
6. Abdominal or lower back pain
Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis
1. Burns when urinating
2. Frequent or urgent urination
3. Severe pain around your groin, lower mid-region or lower back
4. Pain in the bladder
5. Pain in the testicles or penis
6. Difficult to initiate urine flow or weak flow
7. Painful ejaculation
How are Prostate Infections Treated?
Treatment of Prostate infection depends on the symptoms you are observing.
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