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Chronic bacterial prostatitis
Symptoms of chronic prostatitis are similar to those of acute prostatitis but are not as severe. They usually begin more gradually. Patients may have no symptoms in between episodes, or they may experience mild symptoms all the time.
Symptoms may include:
Blood in the urine
Decreased urinary stream
Delayed start of urination ( urinary hesitancy )
Pain or burning with urination
Subtle symptoms may include:
Low back pain
Pain in the perineum or pelvic floor
Pain with bowel movement
Pain with ejaculation
Note: There may be no symptoms.
Signs and tests
A physical examination may show:
Discharge from the urethra
Enlarged, mildly tender prostate
Enlarged or tender lymph nodes in the groin area
Swelling and t...
NBP; Prostatodynia; Pelvic pain syndrome; CPPS; Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis; Chronic genitourinary pain
Treatment for nonbacterial prostatitis is difficult. The goal is to control symptoms, because a cure is difficult to achieve.
Many patients are treated with long-term antibiotics to make sure that bacteria are not causing their prostatitis. However, patients who have had symptoms for a long period of time and do not seem to benefit from antibiotics should stop taking them.
See: Chronic bacterial prostatitis
Medications called alpha-adrenergic blockers help relax the muscles of the prostate gland. They include:
It usually takes about 6 weeks before these medicines start working.
Aspirin, ibuprofen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may relieve symptoms in some patients.
Some people have had limited suc...
Symptoms Prostatitis may occur with an infection in or around the testicles (epididymitis or orchitis ), especially if it was caused by an STD. In this case, there will also be symptoms of the other condition. Symptoms of acute prostatitis are more likely to start quickly and cause greater discomfort. They may include the following: Abdominal pain (usually right above the pubic bone) Burning with urination (dysuria) Fever, chills, flush Inability to completely empty the bladder (urinary retention) Low back pain Pain with urination (dysuria) Pain with bowel movement Pain with ejaculation Pain in the area between the genitals and anus (perineal pain) Other symptoms that may occur with this condition: Blood in the semen Blood in the urine Decreased force of urinary stream Difficulty urinating Foul-smelling urine Increased urinary frequency or urgency Testicle pain Signs and tests During a physical examination, your health care provider may find the following signs: Discharge from your urethra Enlarged or tender...
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