Prostatitis Inflammation of the Prostate Gland


Very common with half of all men experiencing it at some time in their life.
Prostatitis is the name given to inflammatory conditions of the prostate gland -painful during urination or ejaculation. If you do not get it treated it can result in serious complications.
Four types of Prostatitis

 

Acute bacterial Prostatitis
The least common form of Prostatitis but it demands prompt treatment so that complications do not occur.

Symptoms:

  • Fever,
  • General pains in
  • Lower back
  • Genital region,
  • The testicles,
  • Penis
  • The area between the scrotum and anus.
  •  With pain during urination-feel you need to go urgently.
  •  Painful ejaculation

The doctor will be able to tell if the prostate is tender and swollen.

 

Chronic bacterial Prostatitis

An uncommon recurrent infection with inflammation of the prostate and urinary tract.

Symptoms:

Symptoms tend to be less severe when compared with the acute form ,but can include

  • Discomfort in the genital area,
  •  Lower back pain and/or abdomen,
  •  Painful ejaculation,
  •  Fever,
  •  Blood in the semen
  •  Recurrent urinary tract infections.

 

Non-bacterial Prostatitis:

Present in the inflamed prostate but the symptoms are often the same as with other forms of Prostatitis.

The cause is unknown -but organisms such as viruses or Chlamydia may be responsible.

 

Chronic Prostatitis: (Prostatdynia)

  • Commonly known as chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
  • Here is no inflammation or bacterial infection.
  • In the inflammatory form, although no infection is found there are cells in the urine, semen and other fluids that are known to be produced when infection is actually present.
  • The non inflammatory type shows no inflammation and no immune defance cells.
  •  Like chronic pelvic pain syndrome, a virus or Chlamydia may be responsible.