Prostatitis is the most common male disease and is very insidious. Prostatitis often develops in a chronic form precisely because its first symptoms go unnoticed. They can be expressed in various degrees, appear singly or several at the same time. One thing is important: you need to know them in order to recognize them in time and consult a doctor.
Symptoms of acute prostatitis
In most cases, the clinical picture of acute prostatitis is very similar. Of course, there may be individual characteristics, but they do not prevent an experienced doctor from accurately recognizing the enemy. The signs are usually divided into groups:
- The increase in temperature, most often significant.
- Tiredness: weakness, malaise, fatigue, decreased level of physical activity. As a result, reduced performance.
- Laboratory indicators: the results of blood and urine tests indicate the presence of an inflammatory process.
The combination of these signs is not unique specifically to prostatitis - this is how inflammatory diseases of other pelvic organs can manifest themselves. The picture becomes much clearer when local symptoms appear.
- Discomfort in the groin. It appears during physical or sexual activity, after some rest. Discomfort manifests itself in the form of itching, burning, feeling of fullness in the groin or urethra.
- Pain in the perineum, groin, testicles. Discomfort quickly develops into pain syndrome. Its intensity is proportional to the intensity of the inflammatory process and can even indicate which infection is causing prostatitis.
- Mucous secretion. Transparent or whitish, they appear in the initial phase. Indicates severe inflammation.
- Blood mixture. Most often they occur in the form of hematospermia - staining of the ejaculate with blood or at the end of urination. Spontaneous mucosal discharge with an admixture of blood is sometimes possible.
- Constipation. Due to its anatomical proximity, inflammation of the prostate gland also affects the gastrointestinal tract.
- Difficulty urinating. Initially, it manifests itself with incomplete emptying of the bladder and the need to push. Additionally, there is a weakness in the urinary stream, which can develop into the inability to urinate independently when the bladder is full.
Often it is the problems in the intimate sphere that are the most painful for men. Progressive prostatitis gradually causes a decrease in sexual activity, weakens libido. To physical problems are added psychological ones and together they inevitably lead to erectile dysfunction.
Chronic Prostatitis Symptoms
In the acute phase, the clinical manifestations are similar to those of acute prostatitis. In the phase of remission, there are some ailments, expressed in varying degrees. As a rule, the symptoms appear more blurry.
Asymptomatic prostatitis is quite rare. The disease proceeds for a long time without characteristic symptoms: no pain, no problems with urination, there is no weakness, the temperature is normal. This happens if the immunity is high. With a decrease in immunity, symptoms characteristic of prostatitis begin to appear.
Lack of signals from the body interferes with timely diagnosis and, therefore, effective treatment. Such prostatitis is discovered by chance. That is why it is important to have regular medical examinations, even if nothing bothers you.
Characteristics of the treatment
Above all: no self-medication! An accurate diagnosis can only be made by a doctor (urologist, andrologist) on the basis of the patient's complaints, examination, various tests and examinations.
In the case of acute prostatitis, the goal of therapy is to completely cure and prevent the transition of the disease to a chronic form. But even if prostatitis is chronic, you should not despair - a properly selected treatment regimen and adherence to the doctor's recommendations will allow you to achieve long-term remission and a significant reduction in exacerbations.
The complex therapy of acute and chronic forms of prostatitis necessarily includes drugs to restore the functions of the prostate. Most often these are candles. Drugs have a systemic effect: they improve microcirculation and blood supply, relieve edema and venous congestion, remove inflammation and restore prostate tissue and functions.
Thanks to the introduction of suppositories into the treatment regimen, it is possible not only to shorten the duration of therapy (up to 10 days), but also to increase the duration of remission.