Treatment of Prostatitis
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that all men have. It is found below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The job of the prostate is to make fluid that contains sperm. This fluid protects the sperm when they travel toward a female’s egg.
If your prostate becomes swollen and inflamed, you may have a condition called “prostatitis”. Prostatitis is not a type of cancer, and it is different from having an enlarged prostate. The common symptom of prostatitis may include feeling increased need to urinate, difficulty to hold on to urine, getting up at night to urinate, or even erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation.
Four Types of Prostatitis
1. Acute Bacterial Prostatitis (fever, joint and muscle pain, pain after ejaculation, and weak urine stream
2. Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis (urgent need to urinate, pain after ejaculation, blood in semen, and sexual dysfunction)
3. Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (pain in penis, scrotum, lower abdomen, and back)
4. Asymptomatic Prostatitis
Risk Factors of Prostatitis
- Between the ages of 36 - 50
(However, even teenager may have prostatitis)
- Previous urinary tract infection
- Previous groin injury
- History of anal rectal problems, such as haemorroid
- Users of urinary catheter
- Previous prostate biopsy taken
- HIV/AIDS patients
Tests for Prostatitis
The treatment for prostatitis very much depedned on having the right diagnosis and identify the cause of infection. Many patients may have been misdiagnosed as having aseptic (non-infectious) prostatitis due to not full range of bacterial tests being done or incorrect samples being used. At Neo-Health, we have the most comprehensive range of PCR DNA tests to assist in the management of prostate infections.
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