Prostatitis Symptoms and Treatment - A Quick Guide

Published: 21st May 2010
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Though rarely discussed, Prostatitis is one of the most common medical problems faced by men. Every year, men make about 2 million visits to the doctor with concerns relating to this condition.

Prostatitis is essentially an inflammation of the prostate gland. In appearance the prostate gland, which is found only in men, is doughnut shaped, and walnut sized.

It is located behind the pubic bone and in front of the rectum.

Prostatitis Symptoms ' an overview

Acute Bacterial Prostatitis Symptoms include the following:

' Spiking fever

' Chills

' Sweating

' Cloudy, bloody, or foul smelling urine

' Pain in the lower back, behind the scrotum, or in the testicles

' Pain with urination or bowel movements

' An inability to urinate and empty the bladder, or the need to urinate frequently

' Painful ejaculation

Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis Symptoms include the following:

' Pain or burning during urination

' Lower back pain

' Aching sensation in the middle to lower abdomen

' Pain in the penile area and scrotum

' Frequent urination

' Blood in the semen

' A low grade fever

' Painful ejaculation

With Acute Bacterial Prostatitis, symptoms can be quite dramatic and occur rapidly.

These as identified above, include a spiking fever, sweating, cloudy urine and lower back pain. There may be pain behind the scrotum, pain in the testicles, and pain with urination or bowel movements.

You may be unable to urinate and empty the bladder, or you may feel the need to urinate frequently.

Symptoms of Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis by contrast tend to develop more slowly.

Although not as severe as the acute form, they do still warrant attention. Again, possible symptoms may include difficulties with urination, mild lower pack pain and frequent urination, which are all indicators although not definitive symptoms in terms of diagnosis.

* Treatment Options

Treatments options will vary according to the type of Prostatitis encountered. It is essential that you seek advice from your doctor as soon as symptoms are noted.

As a condition, it does not always immediately respond well to treatments, so a number of different treatment options may be required.

These might include one or more of the following: medications, physical therapy, surgery and the use of warm baths to relieve pain and discomfort.

There are also complementary treatments available including aromatherapy, diet, herbal medicine and the use of nutritional supplements

There is so much more to learn about Prostatitis ' this is merely a quick run through of some possible symptoms for both the acute and chronic conditions.

Do consult your doctor and seek out high quality informative advice n in order to best assist you.


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