Prostate Issues

Prostate Enlargement (BPH)

Patients suffering from prostatitis experience an inflammation of the prostate gland. There are three forms of prostatitis, acute bacterial prostatitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis and non-bacterial prostatitis.

Symptoms are similar for all forms of prostatitis:

  • Frequent urge to urinate, small amounts of urine.
  • Burning sensation when urinating (dysuria).
    • Difficulty starting urination, interrupted flow (urinating in waves rather than a steady stream)
  • Weaker-than-normal urine flow, and dribbling after urinating.
    • Excessive urinating at night (nocturia).
    • A sensation of not completely emptying the bladder.
  • Pain or discomfort in the lower back
  • Pain or discomfort in testicles and anus, in the lower abdomen or upper thighs, or above the pubic area
  • Pain may become worse during a bowel movement.
    • Pain or vague discomfort during or after ejaculation.
    • Pain in the tip of the penis.

Prostatitis

Patients suffering from prostatitis experience an inflammation of the prostate gland. There are three forms of prostatitis, acute bacterial prostatitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis and non-bacterial prostatitis. Acute bacterial prostatitis is caused by a bacterial infection and occurs most often in young and middle-aged men. Chronic bacterial prostatitis may exist for several years without symptoms and when symptoms do manifest, they are often less severe than symptoms of acute bacterial prostatitis.

Symptoms are similar for all forms of prostatitis:

  • Frequent urge to urinate, small amounts of urine.
  • Burning sensation when urinating (dysuria).
    • Difficulty starting urination, interrupted flow (urinating in waves rather than a steady stream)
  • Weaker-than-normal urine flow, and dribbling after urinating.
    • Excessive urinating at night (nocturia).
    • A sensation of not completely emptying the bladder.
  • Pain or discomfort in the lower back
  • Pain or discomfort in testicles and anus, in the lower abdomen or upper thighs, or above the pubic area
  • Pain may become worse during a bowel movement.
    • Pain or vague discomfort during or after ejaculation.
    • Pain in the tip of the penis.

Symptoms of acute bacterial prostatitis may include:

  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Severe burning during urination
  • Incomplete bladder emptying
  • Urinary frequency and urgency