Prostatitis is an inflammation usually accompanied prostate infection. This is a very common disease, especially among men 35 to 50 years. But many patients, not being informed about this disease, may take months to go to the urologist for diagnosis and treatment.
When inflamed prostate gland causes very annoying and continuous patient symptoms.
The main symptoms of prostatitis are pain when urinating intense, continuous pain in the perineum and even in the lower abdomen. In severe cases it can also cause bleeding I urination or semen and fever.
Types and causes prostatitis
- Or acute bacterial prostatitis: this type of prostatitis occurs because of the patient's own germs that contaminate the prostate is usually treated with antibiotics to eradicate bacterial infection.
- Nonbacterial prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome: This is a severe pelvic pain and prolonged in time. Suffer severe pain for months this can affect the patient even psychologically. In this type of prostatitis it is very difficult to pinpoint the cause.
To treat chronic prostatitis there are different techniques, such as drug therapy with analgesic and antiinflammatory or shock waves in the perineum. The goal here is to eliminate the symptoms.
Diagnosis of prostatitis
Often when a patient comes to the doctor's urologist with prostatitis, especially in the case of chronic prostatitis, it takes a while feeling the symptoms of acute and severe pain without finding an answer to your problem.
The bottom by the urologist is diagnostics several studies to rule out other diseases. So, it is usually performed urological ultrasound, as well as a semen culture to rule out infection or germs in it, and can even add a scanner around the urogenital system rule out any other causes.