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Types of Prostatitis

Types of Prostatitis.

Types of Prostatitis

Prostatitis or Pelvic Pain Syndrome, as it is intermittently known, is a swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland. Only males have a prostate gland. This gland lies between the bladder and the pelvic floor and its main function is to produce fluid that, combined with sperm, creates semen.

As men get older there is a tendency for the prostate to get larger and older men experience problems in frequent urination and problems starting and completing. This condition is called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. If you have been diagnosed with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, visit our page about it here.

There are four main categories of Prostatitis:

Type i – Acute Bacterial Prostatitis

Patients experience sudden flu type symptoms and pain. Pain can be experienced when urinating as well as in your penis.  You find the need to visit the toilet more frequently and have problems in both starting and completing urination. Pain can further be felt in your testicles, anus, lower abs or lower back. Passing faeces can be painful in the pelvic and perineal region. Signs of infection will also show in the urine. Some men will also pass blood in the urine. In some cases, the inability to pass urine properly will lead to a build-up in the bladder and cause acute urinary retention. This will require immediate medical attention.

If you have any of these symptoms you must see you General Practitioner straight away. Initial treatment includes pain killers and antibiotics.

Type iiChronic Bacterial Prostatitis

Patients experience the same symptoms as Acute Bacterial Prostatitis and have a bacterial condition, but these symptoms have not gone away with treatment and last longer than three months. Upon examination, patients will have a larger and more sensitive prostate and often suffer sexual problems when ejaculating, pain in the pelvic region after sexual intercourse or erectile dysfunction.

If you have been suffering these symptoms in silence you must see your GP. Your GP may prescribe alpha blockers to help with the urination along with laxatives if you are having pain in passing faeces. The aim will be to help you manage your life better.

Type iiiaInflammatory Chronic Prostatitis (Non-Bacterial Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome)

Patients experience the same symptoms as above but there is either no sign of a bacterial infection or the bacterial infection has been cleared through medication. A patient can only be diagnosed with Chronic Non-Bacterial Pelvic Pain Syndrome if they have been through tests and cleared of any bacterial infection or other conditions, including Prostate Cancer.

At Manmatters we specialise in treating men with Chronic Non- Bacterial Pelvic Pain Syndrome using a sophisticated range of technology including extracorporeal focused shockwave therapy, micro current and radio frequency. This treatment decreases the size of the prostate, relieves the pressure on both the bladder and pelvic floor and enables an easier flow of urine. It further rebalances the body biomechanics in this region and substantially reduces pain.

Type iiibAsymptomatic Inflammatory Prostatitis

Patients do not experience any symptoms. You may be diagnosed with asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis when undergoing testing for disorders of the reproductive tract such as infertility. You do not need treatment and will not suffer complications.

At Mansmatters we specialise in treating patients with Type iiia. Inflammatory Chronic Prostatitis (Non-Bacterial Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome). For many men, this is a lifetime condition of pain and discomfort. Our treatments are all focused on relieving symptoms and ensuring our patients can live a more manageable life in the future.

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