Inflammation of the prostate gland is called prostatitis. Most often, the disease is provoked by microorganisms that normally live in the body and are not dangerous. But if the immune system malfunctions, bacteria begin to multiply actively.
Stagnation of blood and semen in the absence of activity also provokes the multiplication of bacteria. Symptoms may vary depending on the specific cause that caused prostatitis. It is difficult not to notice acute prostatitis when the prostate gland becomes severely inflamed. But with a chronic sluggish process, it is more difficult to track down the problem.
Symptoms of prostatitis in men
Usually, more than one symptom appears, and without treatment, the process gradually increases. The more swelling and inflammation in the prostate gland increases, the brighter the symptoms of prostatitis in men will be. It is extremely rare that prostatitis is asymptomatic - that is, it does not make itself felt at all.
About half of patients with inflammation of the prostate gland face pain. This is one of the most important symptoms. The pain is felt very individually: it can be aching or sharp, occur during urination and ejaculation. In acute prostatitis with abscesses, the pain can be unbearable.
Pain points are also different for everyone: in the penis, testicles and even the lower back and sacrum. Due to its unusual localization, the disease is often overlooked, confusing it, for example, with osteochondrosis. Therefore, it is important to see a urologist in any case, even if only your back hurts.
Urge to urinate
They are especially disturbing at night, a man can constantly wake up, even if he practically did not drink before going to bed. After emptying the bladder, a man often does not want to go to the toilet again. Sometimes mucus can be discerned in the urine.
Usually such night forays indicate an early stage of prostatitis. It is important to take this seriously - at this stage, it is easiest to prevent the development of the disease.
Due to edema and inflammation, various unpleasant sensations can affect the organs lying next to the prostate gland. Not far from the prostate is the rectum, so when defecating in the anus, pain and sting may occur. There is a burning sensation and heaviness in the perineum.
Any infection affects the entire body, therefore, with prostatitis, fatigue, feelings of depression, sleep disturbances, and poor appetite are possible.
The multiplication of bacteria causes a violent reaction of the immune system, which tries to suppress the growth of microorganisms. Therefore, the temperature may rise. Symptoms appear that usually accompany a fever: chills, sweating, "aches" in the joints, headache.
The prostate gland is extremely important for a normal sex life. If something is wrong with the organ, it immediately affects the libido.
With prostatitis, erection problems begin - it is irregular, unstable or absent altogether. During an exacerbation of prostatitis, the semen becomes cloudy and watery.
Can I diagnose prostatitis myself?
When an acute situation arises, people try to find a way out on their own. At present, men, when symptoms of prostatitis are detected, begin to look for answers to their questions on urological forums. In self-diagnosis, patients are helped by questionnaires of the chronic prostatitis symptom scale, which can be found in medical sources. Of course, after assuming such a diagnosis, it is definitely not worth prescribing treatment on your own.
Are there pains with prostatitis?
Diseases of the prostate gland are often painful, and prostatitis is no exception. Pain is most often localized in the lower abdomen, in the suprapubic region, perineum and penis. Pain can spread to the sacrum and lumbar region, testicles. The nature of the pain syndrome varies from constant aching pain to shooting pain. Sometimes there is practically no pain, but it is rather an exception if the disease is very "sluggish". Such prostatitis is called asymptomatic.
What often provokes pain in prostatitis?
Most often, hypothermia, a general decrease in immunity, stress, alcohol abuse, especially beer, and an excess of spicy and meat foods lead to an exacerbation of prostatitis with pain. Constipation, prolonged absence of sexual intercourse or their excess can also provoke pain. All this causes swelling or provokes the development of an infection.