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Prostatitis

Prostatitis

It is a inflammation of the prostate gland. It is small gland which is present below the bladder. The secretion of prostate makes semen fluid which nourished the sperms also. The main sign and symptoms of prostatitis is painful urination. It can affect the men of all age but it commonly occurs in fifth decade of life.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of prostatitis include:Prostitis symptoms causes treatment

  • Cloudy urine
  • Hematuria
  • Pain during urination
  • Dribbling
  • Groin and abdominal pain
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Pain in penis
  • Pain in perineum
Causes

The main cause of prostatitis in usually bacterial infection. Certain strains of different bacteria like E-coli, gonorrhea involved in prostate infection and swelling.

Complications

If left unchecked it may cause the following complications:

Diagnosis

After taking history and conducting physical examination your doctor might recommend the following tests to rule out the other causes:

  • Blood tests to check the bacterial infection
  • Urinary analysis
  • Laboratory analysis of prostate secretions
  • Imaging test to check the extend of disease
Treatment

Treatment options for prostatitis include:

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs like NSAIDs
  • Alpha blocker to relax the musculature of bladder and prostate
  • Antibiotic to treat the bacterial infection
Lifestyle and home remedies

Following tips will help to reduce the signs and symptoms:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid prolonged sitting
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine
  • Take warm bath daily
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