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What is acute and chronic prostatitis?

Acute and chronic prostatitis is a medical condition that causes swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland. It is diagnosed and treated by a urology doctor. You can consult with best urologists online using the mfine app for acute bacterial prostatitis treatment.

Prostatitis affects men of all ages but is more common in men of 50 years or younger. The main characteristics of this medical condition are:

  • It is self-diagnosable
  • It affects men
  • It is acute and chronic
  • It can either be gradual or sudden
  • Lab tests, biopsy, urinalysis, DRE and imaging may be required.

What is the difference between acute and chronic prostatitis?

Acute prostatitis: It is caused by the same bacteria that causes UTIs or STDs. The prostate becomes tender and swollen. It develops at a faster pace with adverse effects but can also be cured easily.

Chronic prostatitis: It is of two types: chronic bacterial prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). The symptoms of chronic prostatitis are milder but are harder to treat even after multiple sessions.

Use the urologists near me option and interact with top urologists on the mfine app for the best diagnosis and treatments.

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. mfine has made it easy to interact with the best urologists online by using the mfine app.

Symptoms

Acute bacterial prostatitis symptoms include:

  1. Pain in groin, genitals, pelvic area, abdomen, lower back, perineum
  2. Frequent urination (nocturia)
  3. Painful urination (dysuria)
  4. Cloudy urine
  5. Blood urine
  6. Painful ejaculation
  7. Chills
  8. Fever

Chronic bacterial prostatitis symptoms include:

  1. Constant urge to urinate
  2. Painful urination
  3. Painful ejaculation
  4. Pain in similar areas as acute prostatitis
  5. Uneven flow during urination
  6. Feeling as if the bladder is not fully emptied after urination

In case you have any one of the above symptoms, consult with top urology doctors online through the mfine app. Check out the urologists near me option and get the necessary help needed.

Acute and chronic prostatitis treatment

Self-care: Avoid bicycling and smoking. Take warm baths, drink plenty of fluids, and maintain hygiene. You can drink tender coconut water that will keep you hydrated, reduce your body temperature as well as keep you away from any infections. Always consume a well balanced diet that will supply ample nutrients to your body.

Medications: Acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis can be treated with antibiotics, and certain drugs may be prescribed to relieve symptoms and pain. A urology doctor prescribes the medicines for any health problems related to the urinary system.

Specialists: Consult a urologist if condition persists. mfine provides a comprehensive treatment plan for optimum health.

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