Prostatitis: initial signs and symptoms

doctor and patient with prostatitis

One of the serious diseases in men is prostatitis. Men often do not know the signs of prostatitis and attribute discomfort to other factors, which provoke an aggravation of the disease. To avoid problems, it is necessary to know what is hidden under these signs in order to pay attention to them in a timely manner.

Causes of inflammation of the prostate

Prostatitis refers to inflammation of the prostate. The prostate gland is a minor part of the male reproductive organs. It is located under the bladder. The prostate is located around the tube that removes urine, due to inflammation, it interferes with the outflow of urine.

After 35 years, the prostate gland steadily increases. This is a common occurrence. In men over 50, part of the disease appears due to the malfunction of the genitourinary system, due to inflammation of the prostate.

As a result, the more the prostate gets bigger, the more urine accumulates and the organism is poisoned.

  1. The main reason for its increase is circulatory failure. The source of this failure is an immobile lifestyle, a large body weight.
  2. Infection. They can be introduced through gonorrhea or urethritis, less often they can enter the body after suffering from a sore throat, flu or tuberculosis.
  3. The prostate can also become inflamed when bacteria enter the prostate through the blood, unprotected intercourse. Various microorganisms living on the surface of the skin, abdominal organs, receiving the necessary conditions, can cause an inflammatory process.
  4. Organs and soft tissues of the small pelvis with injuries, poor blood circulation in them can affect the development of prostatitis. This mainly applies to drivers. They lead a predominantly sedentary lifestyle, blood circulation stagnates, and the load on the pelvic organs increases many times.
  5. Constant hypothermia, rare physical activity, chronic diseases of the genitourinary system, disruption of hormonal balance, difficulty urinating, rare sexual intercourse - all this leads to the development of the disease.

Men who lead a rich sexual life suffer from nervous and physical exhaustion, begin to malfunction hormonal balance, sex glands, which gradually lead to reduced potency. It has a negative effect on male power and unfinished sex.

  1. A sedentary lifestyle has a negative effect on the endocrine, nervous and cardiovascular systems. The outflow of blood in the pelvic organs gradually worsens, moreover, it begins to stagnate, there is a lack of oxygen in the tissues of the prostate - this provokes the growth and spread of pathogenic bacteria, which can become a source of inflammation of the prostate. This is not the primary source of inflammation, but it plays a key role in the penetration of various microorganisms into the prostate.
  2. An inflamed rectum or urethra often causes a reinfection of the prostate.
  3. Constant constipation can also serve as an impetus to the disease. Regular violations of the stool can provoke inflammation in the prostate gland.
  4. Immunity plays a far from secondary role here. Bad habits, emotional overload, malnutrition, overwork lead to a weakened immune system, and the male body is easily exposed to the penetration of infectious pathogens of various kinds.
  5. The causes of prostatitis are urological infections, some sexually transmitted diseases. Chronic diseases can also be a source of prostatitis.

What indicates the development of prostatitis

You can investigate symptoms by doing a standard urine and blood test. Diagnosis will help establish the source of the disease. Microorganisms, penetrating through the blood vessels from the urea or intestine to the necessary place, disrupt the functioning of the body.

The non-bacterial form of the disease cannot be established using tests, but this does not mean the absence of bacteria. The consequences of the two forms will not please anyone.

The signs of prostatitis in men are divided into 2 periods:

  1. latent (hidden)
  2. active

The first period indicates mild symptoms, but this already indicates an onset of the disease. The latency period can last for many years. It is indicated by anxiety in the scrotum, sometimes in the head of the penis, in the anus.

Often men think that this is due to trivial overwork.

From the moment the pain becomes stronger, going to the toilet for small needs turns into a problem, the active period of the disease begins. And it cannot be ignored.

The first signs of inflammation of the prostate gland

Prostatitis has several stages of development. At first, it causes a constant desire to visit the toilet, while the urination process can be accompanied by pain and burning.

The lower back, groin and pelvis start to ache. When the first symptoms of prostatitis appear, a man needs to visit a doctor to avoid all sorts of complications and maintain his male strength.

The signs of inflammation of the prostate are:

  • constant need to urinate;
  • pain sensations;
  • reduced erection or its complete absence.

The outward signs of prostatitis are described by the difficulty in urinating. The pressure can be weak, urea emptying is accompanied by pain, sometimes there is no urine production. This happens due to the fact that the urethra is squeezed by a gland that has become inflamed.

If you don't visit the doctor's office, the inflammation will continue to increase, covering other organs. The formation of a tumor will be inevitable. After the age of 30, all men should visit a specialist office every year.

To maintain his health and avoid disease, a man must:

  • do not overcool;
  • eat a balanced diet (reduce fried foods, canned food and alcohol);
  • live an active lifestyle;
  • avoid bad habits;
  • have a regular sex life, avoid constant erections without completion.


The main symptom of the disease is pain (pain, burst, traction, pressure). The pain can be both mild and severe. And the place of their strongest concentrations is the perineum, anus or sacrum. The cause of the pain symptom is irritation of the gland.

Signs of chronic prostatitis

A feeling of discomfort, pain in the lower abdomen, sometimes in the lower back and thigh speaks of the first signs of a chronic disease. Within a few days, erection problems begin. After the completion of sexual activity, a slight pain may appear in the head of the penis, which quickly disappears on its own.

Each visit to the toilet is accompanied by a burning sensation and pain in the urination channel.

Each time, these feelings will only increase.

Signs of acute prostatitis

This type of prostatitis is

  • catarrhal
  • follicular
  • purulent.

In the first form, a sign of the disease is the inconvenience with the emission of urine, at the time of the next form pain in the scrotum begins, the temperature rises.

With the onset of the last form, abscesses of the gland begin, and all previous signs intensify.

Treatment of the disease

Treatment of prostatitis in men consists in removing inflammation and congestive formations in the gland. The successful outcome of the treatment is to eliminate them as soon as possible.

To begin treatment, it is necessary to conduct a diagnosis to determine the source of the problem. The doctor takes a swab from the urethra. If the result is positive, the doctor prescribes treatment with antibiotics.

The period of treatment depends only on the level of infection of the body and the effectiveness of the selected drugs.

In young men, prostatitis most often appears due to banal hypothermia. As a result, it turns into an acute form. To combat it, the doctor prescribes antibiotic therapy.

Prostatitis, provoked by various stresses, is treated by a neurologist. In this situation, the doctor prescribes a relaxing massage, electrophoresis, a course of vitamins. Getting rid of the disease will not work without eliminating its cause.

When the symptoms of the disease appear, the following treatment algorithm is used:

  • An antibiotic is an integral part of the treatment of an infectious form of the disease. The composition of the drugs should be a wide range of effects.
  • They can prescribe hormonal drugs to restore hormonal balance.
  • To recover faster, you can use herbal medicines, use physiotherapy, folk methods will help relieve pain and restore body strength.
  • If these methods do not help to resolve the problem, the intervention of the surgeon will be required. Sometimes this is the only way to heal.

Both forms of prostatitis in men can be treated with laser therapy. This method helps to increase the protective barrier of the body and to heal the berries.

The chronic form can be treated simultaneously with both lasers and drugs. In an acute form without noticeable symptoms, the laser significantly improves the patient's condition: after a couple of procedures, the pain stops, the erection returns to the patient.

In no case should you delay the visit to the doctor if the discomfort begins in the groin area. It is better to prevent the development of the disease immediately than to treat it for a long time, after receiving painful complications.

A visit to the doctor isn't as scary as it might seem, especially when it comes to health.

The main thing is to quickly recover and live a full and rich life, do not deny yourself any wishes and satisfy all your needs.

Every man should remember and take care of his male health, especially at a young age.