Symptoms of prostatitis: how to recognize the disease

malaise with prostatitis in men

One of the vital organs of men is the prostate gland.

The prostate is located above the bladder and promotes the production of sperm secretions.

Prostatitis has become younger in our time, as it suddenly appears in men, not only after 30 years, but also in boys aged 20-25.

Therefore, if alarming symptoms characteristic of prostatitis appear, it is necessary to be examined by a doctor.

Symptoms of prostatitis vary depending on the form and stage of the disease.

Symptoms of acute prostatitis appear

  • general weakness of the body against the background of chills and fever;
  • painful urination with cutting;
  • stubborn, lumbar or sharp pains in the perineum that radiate to the penis (head), scrotum, thigh, anus, lumbosacral region and pubis;
  • increasing violation of urination;
  • the presence of purulent discharge and blood in the urine;
  • violation of potency and erection;
  • male infertility.

The form of the disease depends on the nature of the pain. With chronic non-infectious prostatitis, persistent aching pains constantly occur in different places.

Symptoms of non-infectious prostatitis appear

  • painful urination with a burning sensation at the end;
  • painful condition of the scrotum when touched;
  • frequent need to urinate;
  • sphincter tension.

Infectious prostatitis, including the chronic stage, especially with untreated sexually transmitted diseases, is characterized by severe burning pains that subside with the use of antibiotic therapy.

pain with prostatitis

Symptoms of infectious prostatitis are:

  • decrease in sexual activity, time of intercourse and premature ejaculation;
  • increasing difficulty in urination and defecation with secretion from the prostate gland;
  • general weakness, including sleepiness and chills.

With late treatment, it is possible to develop sepsis, chronic prostatitis, including prostate abscess, sexual disorders and psychoemotional disorders.

Ignoring the symptoms of acute prostatitis leads to chronic disease. When an infection is introduced into the inflammatory process, especially in sexually transmitted diseases, the excretory ducts become inflamed through the back of the urethra and antiperistalsis occurs, which will allow bacteria to freely enter the gland.

Also, the infection is carried into the prostate in diseases such as colitis, paraproctitis, cracks in the posterior duct and through the lymphatic system and bloodstream.

After the first weak symptoms of acute prostatitis, with the sedimentation and accumulation of pathogenic microorganisms, the acute phase turns into chronic prostatitis with temporary remission and acute stages.

Symptoms of chronic bacterial prostatitis appear

  • a certain decrease in sexual activity;
  • an increase or decrease in the duration of the relationship;
  • possible premature ejaculation at the beginning of sexual intercourse;
  • slight difficulty during urination and bowel movements;
  • periodic discomfort and burning sensation in the groin, urethra and perineum;
  • secretion from the prostate gland;
  • general body weakness, including sleepiness.

When alarming symptoms appear, every man must visit a urologist to study laboratory tests, prescribe an adequate course of treatment and consultations.

The most alarming signs for suspected prostatitis are

  • pains of a sharp, pulling, pressing and bursting character in the perineum, under the pubis, in the area of the scrotum and urethra;
  • problematic urination: frequent urination with a small amount of urine;
  • problematic intercourse, in which the amount of semen decreases during ejaculation, the sensations of orgasm are weakened (become weak and short), erectile function is impaired, male infertility occurs due to poor production of ejaculate, semenfluid with pus from the prostate gland.