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It is the swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland.

Prostatitis affects men of all ages but is more common in men 50 years or younger. [1]

● Self-diagnosable
● Affects men
● Acute and chronic
● Gradual or sudden
● Lab tests, biopsy, urinalysis, DRE, imaging may be required.

❖ Acute prostatitis is caused by the same bacteria that cause UTIs or STDs. The prostate becomes tender and swollen.
❖ Chronic prostatitis is of two types: chronic bacterial prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS)
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Causes:
● Acute prostatitis: urethritis, phimosis, injury to the perineum (the area between scrotum and rectum), bladder outlet obstruction
● Chronic prostatitis: a bacterial infection that can trigger prostate stones and infection in the bladder.

Symptoms:

People may experience:
1. Acute prostatitis :
a. Pain in groin, genitals, pelvic area, abdomen, lower back, perineum
b. Frequent urination (nocturia)
c. Painful urination (dysuria)
d. Cloudy urine
e. Blood urine
f. Painful ejaculation
g. Chills
h. Fever

2. Chronic prostatitis:
a. Constant urge to urinate
b. Painful urination
c. Painful ejaculation
d. Pain in similar areas as acute prostatitis
e. Uneven flow during urination
f. Feeling as if the bladder is not fully emptied after urination

Treatment

Self-care: Avoid bicycling, smoking, take warm baths, drink plenty of fluids, and maintain hygiene.
Medications: Acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis can be treated with antibiotics, and certain drugs may be prescribed to relieve symptoms and pain.
Specialists: Consult a urologist if condition persists. mfine provides a comprehensive treatment plan for optimum health.

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