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Prostatitis-What is Prostatitis?

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Prostatitis is the swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, which produces fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.


While prostatitis affects men of all ages but tends to be more common in men 50 or younger. [1]


- It might improve quickly, either on its own or with treatment
- Some types of prostatitis last for months or keep recurring
- Diagnosed through urine tests, blood tests, post-prostatic massage, and imaging tests


The prostate gland is situated right under the bladder in men. Inflammation in this gland causes pain and difficulty during urination. It can be caused by a bacterial infection or even due to inflammation. An inflamed or infected prostate gland is common in men of all ages.



Symptoms


- Pain or burning sensation when urinating (dysuria)
- Difficulty urinating, such as dribbling or hesitant urination
- Blood in the urine
- Pain in the abdomen, groin, or lower back
- Pain in the area between the scrotum and rectum (perineum)
- Pain or discomfort of the penis or testicles
- Painful ejaculation
- Flu-like signs and symptoms (with bacterial prostatitis)


Treatment


Self-care: Patients can soak in a warm bath, limit or avoid alcohol, caffeine, and spicy or acidic foods.


Medication: Antibiotics, alpha blockers to help relax the bladder neck and the muscle fibers where the prostate joins the bladder, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be used.


Specialists: Doctors can be approached for alternative therapies such as biofeedback, acupuncture, and herbal remedies and supplements. Find suitable and efficient treatment at mfine.

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