Prostate gland inflammation or infection

Prostatitis, most common in men between the ages 30–50, is due either to inflammation or infection of the prostate gland and is accompanied by a wide range of symptoms.

Men’s health: Your IPSA Medical prostatitis consultation

  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Discomfort in the lower back
  • Pain in the lower abdomen or around your testicles

Men’s health: Medical prostatitis consultation with IPSA Medical Clinic

Our consultations take place in IPSA Medical’s professional and confidential clinic, where the atmosphere is always conducive to this type of examination. Your IPSA Medical specialist is experienced at working with prostate issues and will take his/her time to determine the risk factors, to run through any relevant family history, and discuss your current symptoms (if any) thoroughly with you.

If any symptoms present are consistent with prostate infection, your IPSA Medical clinician can start your treatment immediately without any delay. Your IPSA Medical doctor can also prescribe prostate medication to improve your urinary flow and to reduce any pain you are experiencing. Immediate referral to a local urology clinic is offered by your IPSA Medical physician if he is concerned about prostate malignancy.

IPSA Medical appointments are always booked to align with your current schedule.

Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS)

The most common form of prostatitis is known as chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). The use of the word ‘chronic’ means that your pain has been long-lasting, with varying symptoms that usually cause pain in the area that is below your stomach i.e. the pelvic region.

Acute bacterial prostatitis

When your prostate gland is infected by bacteria (i.e. acute bacterial prostatitis), then serious symptoms can often develop rapidly, resulting in both sweating and a high temperature. The symptom is not very common and should be treated with an antibiotic course.

Chronic bacterial prostatitis

Chronic bacterial prostatitis, which is also not very common, usually lasts at least three months, and it is therefore a long-lasting infection. This infection keeps coming back with intermittent episodes/flare-ups.

Chronic bacterial prostatitis tends to affect men who have had a urethra inflammation (called urethritis) or had a previous urine infection. This bacterial infection can develop when the antibiotics used for your acute bacterial prostatitis treatment have failed to kill all the bacteria.

Asymptomatic prostatitis

Some men who have prostatitis experience asymptomatic prostatitis (they have no symptoms). This condition is often diagnosed by chance (e.g. when you are undergoing tests for infertility, for example, or for prostate cancer).

What medicines are used to treat prostatitis at IPSA Medical Clinic?

Your IPSA Medical specialist will prescribe the following medications, depending upon the results of your consultation:

  • Pain-relief medication
  • A minimum 4–6-week antibiotic course

Additional medicines might also be suggested that work on improving your prostatitis symptoms (e.g. urinary problems/pain), such as finasteride, NSAIDs (which are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), or tamsulosin.

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