Prostatitis is the most common and very dangerous male disease. Prostatitis often develops into a chronic form precisely because its first symptoms go unnoticed. They can be expressed in various stages, appearing singly or several at once. One important thing: you need to get to know them to get to know them in a timely manner and see a doctor.
Symptoms of Acute Prostatitis
In most cases, the clinical picture of acute prostatitis is very similar. Of course, there may be individual characteristics, but they do not prevent an experienced physician from recognizing the enemy accurately. Signs are usually divided into several groups:
- The rise in temperature, most often noticeable.
- Fatigue: weakness, malaise, fatigue, decreased level of physical activity. As a result, performance decreases.
- Laboratory indications: blood and urine test results indicate the presence of an inflammatory process.
The combination of these symptoms is not unique specifically for prostatitis - this is how other inflammatory diseases of the pelvic organs can manifest. The picture becomes clearer when local symptoms appear.
- Discomfort in the groin. Appears during physical or sexual activity, after a few seconds of rest. Discomfort manifests itself in the form of itching, burning, fullness in the groin or in the urethra.
- Pain in the perineum, groin, testicles. The discomfort quickly develops into a pain syndrome. Its intensity is proportional to the intensity of the inflammatory process and may even indicate an infection that causes prostatitis.
- Mucus removal. Transparent or whitish, appearing at an early stage. State severe inflammation.
- Mixed blood. Often it occurs in the form of hematospermia - staining of the ejaculate with blood or at the end of urination. Sometimes spontaneous removal of mucus with a mixture of blood is possible.
- Constipation. Because of the anatomical proximity, inflammation of the prostate gland also affects the gastrointestinal tract.
- Difficulty urinating. Initially, it is indicated by incomplete emptying of the bladder and the need to push. Further, there is impaired urine flow, which can develop into an inability to urinate independently when the bladder is full.
Often problems in the intimate area are most painful for men. Progressive prostatitis gradually provokes a decrease in sexual activity, weakening libido. Physical problems are accompanied by psychological problems, and together they inevitably cause erectile dysfunction.
Symptoms of chronic prostatitis
In the acute phase, the clinical manifestations are similar to those of acute prostatitis. In the remission phase, there are certain disturbances, which are expressed in various stages. As a rule, the symptoms appear more vague.
Asymptomatic prostatitis is relatively rare. The disease persists for a long time without typical symptoms: no pain, no problems with urination, no weakness, normal temperature. This happens if immunity is high. With decreased immunity, special symptoms of prostatitis begin to appear.
Lack of signals from the body interferes with timely diagnosis, and, therefore, successful treatment. Such prostatitis is discovered by chance. That’s why it’s important to undergo regular medical checkups, even if nothing is bothering you.
Most importantly: without self -medication! An accurate diagnosis can only be made by a doctor (urologist, andrologist) based on complaints, examinations, various tests and examinations of the patient.
In the case of acute prostatitis, the goal of therapy is to completely cure and prevent the transition of the disease to a chronic form. But even with chronic prostatitis, you should not despair: a properly chosen treatment regimen and adherence to the doctor's recommendations will allow you to achieve long -term remission and a significant reduction of deterioration.
Complex therapy for both acute and chronic forms of prostatitis necessarily includes medications to restore prostate function. Often these are candles. Such drugs have systemic effects: they improve microcirculation and blood supply, relieve edema and venous congestion, relieve inflammation, and restore prostate tissue and function.
Thanks to the introduction of suppositories into the treatment regimen, it is possible not only to shorten the duration of therapy (up to 10 days), but also to increase the remission period.