Symptoms of prostatitis - how to recognize the disease

malaise with prostatitis in men

One of the vital organs of men is the prostate gland.

The prostate sits above the bladder and promotes the production of sperm secretions.

Prostatitis has become younger in our time, as it appears suddenly in men, not only after 30 years, but also in guys 20-25 years of age.

Therefore, if alarming symptoms characteristic of prostatitis appear, it is necessary to be examined by a doctor.

Symptoms of prostatitis vary depending on the form and stage of the disease.

Symptoms of acute prostatitis appear

  • general weakness of the body against the background of chills and fever;
  • painful urination with cutting;
  • stubborn aching, bursting or cutting pains in the perineum radiating to the penis (head), scrotum, thigh, anus, lumbosacral region and pubis;
  • increasing violation of urination;
  • the presence of purulent discharge and blood in the urine;
  • violation of potency and erection;
  • male infertility.

The form of the disease depends on the nature of the pain. With non-infectious chronic prostatitis, persistent aching pains constantly occur in different places.

The symptoms of non-infectious prostatitis appear

  • painful urination with a burning sensation at the end;
  • painful condition of the scrotum when touched;
  • frequent urge to urinate;
  • sphincter tension.

Infectious prostatitis, including the chronic stage, especially with untreated sexually transmitted diseases, is characterized by bursting burning pains that subside with the use of antibiotic therapy.

pain with prostatitis

The symptoms of infectious prostatitis are:

  • decrease in sexual activity, time of intercourse and premature ejaculation;
  • increasing difficulty in urination and defecation with secretion from the prostate gland;
  • general weakness, including drowsiness and chills.

With late treatment, it is possible to develop sepsis, chronic prostatitis, including prostate abscess, sexual disorders and psychoemotional disorders.

Ignoring the symptoms of acute prostatitis leads to chronic disease. When an infection is introduced into the inflammatory process, especially in sexually transmitted diseases, the excretory ducts become inflamed through the posterior part of the urethra, and antiperistalsis occurs, which will allow bacteria to freely enter the gland.

In addition, the infection is carried into the prostate in diseases such as colitis, paraproctitis, cracks in the posterior duct and through the lymphatic system and bloodstream.

After the weak first symptoms of acute prostatitis, with the sedimentation and accumulation of pathogenic microorganisms, the acute phase turns into chronic prostatitis with temporary remission and acute stages.

The symptoms of chronic bacterial prostatitis appear

  • some decrease in sexual activity;
  • an increase or decrease in the duration of intercourse;
  • possible premature ejaculation at the very beginning of sexual intercourse;
  • slight difficulty during urination and bowel movements;
  • periodic discomfort and burning sensation in the groin, urethra and perineum;
  • secretion of secretions from the prostate gland;
  • general weakness of the body, including drowsiness.

When alarming symptoms appear, every man needs to visit a urologist to study laboratory tests, prescribe an adequate course of treatment and consultations.

The most alarming signals for suspected prostatitis are

  • pains of a cutting, pulling, pressing and bursting character in the perineum, under the pubis, in the area of the scrotum and urethra;
  • problem urination: frequent urination with a small amount of urine;
  • problematic intercourse, in which the amount of sperm decreases during ejaculation, the sensations of orgasm are weakened (they become dim and short), erectile function is impaired, male infertility occurs due to poor production of ejaculate, liquid sperm with the presence of pus from the prostate gland.