What do you need to know about prostatitis?

Olga Nevdah, MD

psychiatrist, sexologist, psychotherapist
  • Published:
    29 October 2022
What do you need to know about prostatitis?

    Prostatitis, an inflammation of the prostate gland, is estimated to occur in 2.2-9.7% of men. For example, the same number of people develop coronary heart disease and diabetes mellitus. Prostatitis affects people of all ages, but men in their 30s and 50s are the most common sufferers.

     The prostate gland is located under the bottom of the bladder between the pubic joint and the rectum. The main cause of the disease is an infection, which can get into the prostate in different ways, such as from the bladder, urethra, and rectum. However, very often prostatitis develops because of blood stasis in the prostate area. For example, in men, representatives of "sedentary" professions - drivers, construction plant operators, machinists, and office workers.

    Known two forms of the disease - acute and chronic. The acute form is not so common. 

    The 3 most important symptoms of chronic prostatitis:

  1. Rapid or obstructed urination
  2. Occasional mild pain in the perineum
  3. Erectile dysfunction

    Symptoms appear gradually, without bothering too much. Body temperature rarely rises to 37 ° C, usually noted pain or discomfort in the crotch, behind the pubis, in the anus. During urination, there may be a slight discharge from the urethra. After some time there are problems with erection. This is due to the involvement in the inflammatory process of the nerves responsible for erectile function. The libido is decreased and the quality of spontaneous and/or adequate erections is impaired. 

    Chronic prostatitis is one of the causes of premature ejaculation. There may be a change in the emotional colouring of the orgasm. The course of chronic prostatitis is wavy, it may worsen, then subside and not manifest itself in any way. Prostatitis is treated by a doctor-urologist. If you notice symptoms of prostatitis, you should visit a specialist as soon as possible.


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