What are the symptoms of prostatitis?

Men at the age of 30-50 years have more chances to suffer from prostatitis. It is a common condition for them to have an inflamed or swelled prostate gland due to various causes like bacterial infection. Patients may present with various symptoms like fever, pelvic pain or difficulty in urinating. There are main 3 types of prostatitis with symptoms including acute bacterial prostatitis, chronic non-bacterial prostatitis and chronic bacterial prostatitis. The symptoms of prostatitis vary in different conditions. Each type has its own symptoms and causes.

Acute bacterial prostatitis is a condition in which the prostate gland is infected by bacterial. It is a severe condition, so urgent medical treatment is required. Acute bacterial prostatitis usually comes very quickly, and the patient may suddenly suffer from high fever, chills, muscle aches, pain around the penis and in the lower back, difficult peeing and painful urination. Chronic bacterial prostatitis is another kind of bacterial infection, the symptoms of which is less severe than acute bacterial prostatitis. The symptoms of chronic bacterial prostatitis often linger for a few weeks and come and go. Sometimes the patient may suffer from pain above the penis, below the scrotum and in the lower back. Sometimes they may have a sensation of painful urination or ejaculation, incomplete emptying of bladder, burning during or after urination and urgent or frequent urination. Chronic non-bacterial prostatitis is also called chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPSS), which is the most common type of prostatitis. The typical sign of chronic non-bacterial prostatitis is long time pain in certain body parts including penis, scrotum, lower abdomen, and lower back. The patient may also have painful ejaculation, difficult and painful urination and frequent or urgent needs of peeing.

Prostatitis is a common condition in the adult males, especially older men. Knowing the common signs and symptoms of prostatitis is helpful for patients to get timely and proper treatment. If you have had a pelvic trauma or a bladder infection recently, you are at a higher risk of getting prostatitis. More attention is necessary. Antibiotics are usually adopted to decrease symptoms of bacterial-type prostatitis. Besides, anti-inflammatory drugs, alpha-blocking agents, herbal medicines or other therapies may relieve some symptoms of chronic prostatitis, if antibiotics does not work.

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