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.