What are the Symptoms of Prostatitis

The prostate is a small gland sized like a walnut of men, it is one of the biggest sex gland of men too. Prostatitis occurs when the prostate or the surrounding area gets infected, leaving prostatitis untreated may arise disease like epididymitis, prostatic abscess, semen abnormalities and infertility. Timely treatment can prevent these complications from happening and relieve pain of sufferers.

Prostatitis is divided into three types-acute bacterial prostatitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis, chronic nonbacterial prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, different type has different symptoms. 
Acute bacterial prostatitis is the most rare condition with the most severe symptoms. It is a sudden bacterial infection marked by inflammation of the prostate. Patients with acute bacterial prostatitis have an acute urinary tract infection with increased urinary frequency and urgency, they usually need to urinate a lot at night. Fever, chills, nausea, vomiting and burning would follow them during urination. Acute bacterial prostatitis need prompt treatment, as the condition can lead to bladder infections, abscesses in the prostate or, in extreme cases, completely blocked urine flow. 
Chronic bacterial prostatitis is not common either, it is the result of recurrent urinary tract infections that have entered the prostate gland. It is thought to have existed for several years in some men before producing symptoms. The symptoms are similar to acute bacterial prostatitis but are less severe. Chronic bacterial prostatitis requires a more complex treatment than acute bacterial prostatitis.
Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis, also called as chronic pelvic pain syndrome. It is the most common form of this disease accounting for 90% of the cases. The condition is marked by urinary anf the genital pain for at least three of the past six months. Patients have no bacteria in their urine, but may have other signs of inflammation. 
As the symptoms of these prostatitis are different, the treatments are different too. Acute bacterial prostatitis can be cured by antibiotics, patients can take painkiller pills to relieve pain at the same time. Chronic bacterial prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome require more professional treatments for its high-recur-rate and chronic feature. Patients with these chronic prostatitis may find their improved symptoms come again after careful treatments. Antibiotics are not helpful at all after a long time use, invention is in urgent need in the treatments of chronic bacterial prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome. 
Prostatitis sufferers can live normal life as healthy people after they get this disease cured. In addition, prostatitis is not a contagious disease, it will not be transmitted to anyone by any way.

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