4 Things You Need to Know About Prostatitis

4 things prostatitis

1. What is prostatitis?: Prostatitis is a disease characterized by infection or inflammation in the prostate and sometimes in the surrounding areas that can cause intense pain. The prostate is an important part of men’s urinary and reproductive systems.

2. Prostatitis development and causes: The disease can be developed by men of any age or race and it affects 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. male population. There are four different types of prostatitis, known as chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, acute bacterial prostatitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis, and asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis, and the reasons for its development are associated with each type.

3. Symptoms and diagnosis of prostatitis: The symptoms experienced by each patient can differ depending on the causes and on the patient. In the case of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, patients often experience pain or discomfort lasting three or more months between the scrotum and anus, in the central lower abdomen, in the penis, in the scrotum, and in the lower back.

4. Prostatitis treatment and prognosis: The treatment for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome is meant to reduce pain, discomfort, and inflammation, and despite the inefficacy of antibiotics, medication that can help.


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