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Manifestations of prostatitis. How to identify and learn.

According to the medical figures today, inflammation of the prostate affects more than 50% of males older than 30-35 years, and this figure may every year be increased, if not to undertake any measures of prevention.

To find the disease at an early stage, it is necessary at the first sign of prostatitis to go to the urologist, but every man needs to know how to identify prostatitis and how it manifests itself.

How to determine prostatitis

To determine the prostatitis is possible in many symptoms, primarily manifested strong sense of discomfort caused by the inflammation of the prostate, and then there are unpleasant cramps in the abdomen, pain in the scrotum and perineum, a significant worsening of erection and reduced duration of sexual intercourse.

These symptoms may occur on one or several, less or more often, and after some time disappear. They all depend on the stage of inflammation of the prostate: acute or chronic.

Usually men immediately forget about manifested symptoms and do not hurry up to consult to the doctor. It is in vain, because prostatitis is not a harmless disease and have to remind yourself: some neglected acute attacks and prostatitis will become chronic.

Symptoms of prostatitis acute

Acute prostatitis is rare, diagnosis and treatment of this form does not represent great difficulties. Inflammation of the prostate is preceded by SARS, colds and other catarrhal diseases.

The clinical picture of the acute form of prostatitis is complemented by manifestations of intoxication (there is a fever, weakness, joint and muscle pain, body temperature rises above 38°C), which arise when the penetration of bacterial toxins and decomposition products of tissues of the prostate into the blood.

Manifested a strong pain syndrome in the groin and lower abdomen and perineum. The pain is worse when urinating, the urine outflow may be bloody. Also in acute prostatitis, possible sexual dysfunction, but they are of a temporary nature and disappear completely with the recovery of the patient.

The cause of acute bacterial inflammation of the prostate is any infection, the source of which is not always possible to identify. For example, the cause of the acute form of prostatitis may be bacterial infection that has penetrated into the prostate from the urethra, bladder and kidneys. Also the cause of the disease can become viral and fungal infections.

Improper or late treatment of acute form of prostatitis can lead to serious complications – inflammation of the testicles, prostate abscess, epididymitis(inflammation of the epididymis), or go to the intractable and long-lasting chronic form.

How to know chronic bacterial prostatitis

As well as acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis is quite rare (7-10% of cases).

Sexual disorder (erectile dysfunction)

In the chronic form of the disease violationsthe genital area become persistent and chronic. Most often men have problems with erections it can worsen or suddenly appear in the night time, often there is a premature ejaculation, infertility, presence of blood in semen, etc.

All these symptoms are a consequence of the inflammatory process the prostate, which involved the nerves involved in erectile function. Advanced forms of prostatitis can lead to impotence.

But sexual disorders in the male body largely depend on the psychological state of the patient. Sexual disorders do not happen overnight, and any associated symptoms are manifested, too, not immediately.

The rate of appearance of disorders of erectile function in a greater degree depends on how the patient becomes suspicious: the more he begins to think about these violations, the faster they come.

The change in the quality of sperm

It becomes more liquid, the muddy color, decreases the number of motile sperm in it.

Increased irritability and fatigue

These symptoms rarely become pronounced and affect social and professional sphere of activity of the patient.

Gradually if untreated, all these symptoms increase and, as a consequence, inflammation of bacterial origin and the stagnation of blood in the pelvic organs leads to the inhibition of the immune system and tissue damage of the prostate. Over time, the disease becomes more severe, which is very difficult, almost impossible to cure.

What are the symptoms of chronic non-bacterial prostatitis

Chronic pelvic pain syndrome occurs in 85-90% of cases is the most common form of prostatitis in men of middle and old age.

The main difficulty not only in treatment but also in diagnosis of non-bacterial prostatitis is a variety of manifestations, ranging from small violations of the outflow of urine to persistent and severe pain in the pelvic region.

Also the symptoms in this form of the disease the prostate gland can be completely absent or occur very rarely. Chronic prostatitis resistant to therapy and may occur again.

The main manifestation of chronic non-bacterial forms of prostatitis is a long lasting pain syndrome. Exhausting constant pain in the pelvis, genitals and perineum, serious violations of urination and different degrees of sexual dysfunction dramatically reduce the quality of life of every man.

Causes of non-bacterial chronic prostatitis are diverse: the reduction of lysozyme andzinc in the blood (it is a violation of the barrier function of the prostate), reduced immunity, various chronic infections and blood stasis as a result of a sedentary lifestyle, disorders of the nervous regulation of functions of organs of the pelvis.