Prostatitis

Common Name(s)

Prostatitis

Prostatitis is a condition in which there is inflammation of the prostate. The prostate is a reproductive gland that is about the size of a walnut and is found underneath the bladder in males. The urethra, a tube that carries urine and semen, runs through the prostate. The prostate is important for normal ejaculation and the production of fluid that supports sperm survival. Prostatitis is divided into multiple types based on the cause, duration, and symptoms. The inflammation of the prostate may be caused by infection or may not have a specific cause (idiopathic). Prostatitis can range in duration from a few weeks to the lifetime of an affected individual.

Individuals affected by prostatitis often experience pain in the lower abdomen or back. Individuals may experience frequent urge to urinate, difficulty urinating, or blood in their urine (hematuria). Other symptoms include sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain, fatigue, depression, and other general health problems. Prostatitis is usually diagnosed by urine samples, examination of the prostate gland, and imaging studies.

Prostatitis is most common in young to middle aged men, although it can affect men of any age. Men with a history of urinary tract infections, urinary tract abnormalities, or prior surgical procedures in the lower abdomen are more likely to be affected. Other known risk factors include stress, irregular sexual activity, engaging in anal intercourse, dehydration, and pelvic trauma. Complications of prostatitis include infertility, severe infection, and urinary disorders. Prostatitis does not lead to prostate cancer.

Treatment for prostatitis depends on the specific type. Medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxants may be used to treat prostatitis. Other treatment measures include proper hydration, hot baths, and relaxing while urinating. If you have been diagnosed with prostatitis, talk to your doctor about the most appropriate treatment options.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Prostatitis" returned 360 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Does a previous prostate biopsy-related acute bacterial prostatitis affect the results of radical prostatectomy?
 

Author(s): Hakan Türk, Sitki Ün, Erkan Arslan, Ferruh Zorlu

Journal: Int Braz J Urol. ;44(1):81-85.

 

To The standard technique for obtaining a histologic diagnosis of prostatic carcinomas is transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy. Acute prostatitis which might develop after prostate biopsy can cause periprostatic inflammation and fibrosis. In this study, we performed a retrospective ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Oxidative stress parameters in patients with prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia and asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis: A prospective controlled study.
 

Author(s): Engin Kaya, Yasar Ozgok, Murat Zor, Ayse Eken, Selahattin Bedir, Onur Erdem, Turgay Ebiloglu, Giray Ergin

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. 2017 Oct;26(7):1095-1099.

 

The imbalance between oxidant and reductant mechanisms creates a nidus for the etiopathogenesis of several diseases. In this study, we aimed to compare the oxidative stress (OS) parameters in patients who were diagnosed with prostate cancer (pCa), benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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versus common uropathogens as a cause of chronic bacterial prostatitis: Is there any difference? Results of a prospective parallel-cohort study.
 

Author(s): Tommaso Cai, Francesca Pisano, Gabriella Nesi, Vittorio Magri, Paolo Verze, Gianpaolo Perletti, Paolo Gontero, Vincenzo Mirone, Riccardo Bartoletti

Journal: Investig Clin Urol. 2017 11;58(6):460-467.

 

The role of (CT) infection in chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP) is well known. What is unclear is whether there are any differences in the course or clinical outcome of the disease when the cause is CT or other uropathogens.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Prostatitis" returned 47 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Meta-analysis of the efficacy of Ningmitai capsule on the treatment of chronic prostatitis in China.
 

Author(s): Chunhui Jin, Zhongguo Chen, Jie Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(33):e11840.

 

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Ningmitai (NMT) capsule for treating chronic prostatitis (CP) in China.

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Acupuncture for chronic prostatitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis protocol.
 

Author(s): Tianzhong Peng, Ying Cheng, Yuhao Jin, Na Xu, Taipin Guo

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(17):e0615.

 

Chronic prostatitis (CP) is a prevalent genitourinary condition. Considering its safety profile, acupuncture can be an option treating CP symptoms. The aim of this review is to undertake a systematic review to estimate the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture on CP.

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The role of flower pollen extract in managing patients affected by chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a comprehensive analysis of all published clinical trials.
 

Author(s): Tommaso Cai, Paolo Verze, Roberto La Rocca, Umberto Anceschi, Cosimo De Nunzio, Vincenzo Mirone

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Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is still a challenge to manage for all physicians. We feel that a summary of the current literature and a systematic review to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of flower pollen extract would be helpful for physicians who ...

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Etiology Study of Prostatitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Prostatitis

 

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2018

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Prulifloxacin in Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis (CBP)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis

 

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2018

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Low-intensity Shockwave Therapy for Non-bacterial Prostatitis/Pelvic Pain Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Prostatitis

 

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2018

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