Acute Prostatitis (NIH Category I) - Topic Overview
Acute prostatitis is an infection that causes severe symptoms. It is the most serious and least common type of prostatitis. Men with this illness are usually very sick,and their symptoms come on suddenly. A urine test will reveal bacteria,and using a digital rectal exam,a health professional will find the prostate to be warm,swollen,and very tender. Serious complications may develop ...
Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis (NIH Category II) - Topic Overview
Chronic bacterial prostatitis is an infection of the prostate with symptoms including pain in the abdomen and genital area,problems with urination,and pain with ejaculation. Sometimes it causes no symptoms. It occurs most often in men who have had urinary tract infections (UTIs). Men with chronic bacterial prostatitis usually have not had acute prostate infections. A test called a pre- and ...
Prostatitis: Pre- and Post-Massage Test - Topic Overview
The pre- and post-massage test is a simple,inexpensive test that may help diagnose the type of prostatitis you have. First,your penis will be cleaned to eliminate any bacteria,then you will give a urine sample (pre-massage sample). The doctor will ask you to stop urinating and bend over so your prostate can be massaged to collect secretions from your prostate gland. The doctor does this by ...
Alpha-Blocker Medicines for Prostatitis
Drug details for Alpha-blocker medications for prostatitis.
Infected Prostate Stones - Topic Overview
Prostatic calculi (stones) are very common. They aren't always apparent during a rectal exam or on X-rays. Prostate stones are usually tiny-about the size of poppy seeds-and do not cause symptoms. In some men,infected prostate stones may cause recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) and make it difficult to cure bacterial prostatitis. The stones may have to be removed with surgery before ...
Muscle Relaxants for Prostatitis
Drug details for Muscle relaxants for prostatitis.
Chronic Prostatitis/Pelvic Pain Syndrome,Noninflammatory (NIH Category IIIB) - Topic Overview
Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome,noninflammatory,is a common form of prostatitis. It causes pain in the pelvic area,where the prostate is located,without symptoms of general illness,infection,or inflammation. Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome,noninflammatory,was formerly called prostatodynia. ...
Chronic Prostatitis/Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Inflammatory (NIH Category IIIA) - Topic Overview
Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome,inflammatory,is an inflammation of the prostate that causes pain in the abdomen,testicles,or tip of the penis,urination problems,and painful ejaculation. It is the most common type of prostatitis. Its cause often cannot be determined. Bacteria are usually not detected in the urine,and fever,chills,or other signs of an infection are not present. ...
Expressed Prostatic Secretions
Examination of expressed prostatic secretions tests a sample of the secretion for signs of inflammation or bacterial infection.
Prostatitis - What Increases Your Risk
Read about factors that can increase men's risk of developing prostatitis.