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 351 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Nonspecific granulomatous prostatitis in association with eosinophilic epithelial metaplasia and prostatic adenocarcinoma.
 

Author(s): Dorian I Dikov, Maria Stoyanova Koleva, Zhivko K Peshev, Veselin T Belovezhdov

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;60(3):409-411.

 

We present the first case of nonspecific granulomatous prostatitis (NSGP) associated with both eosinophilic epithelial metaplasia (EM) in benign glands and prostatic adenocarcinoma (PCa). The patient was a 68-year old man with a history of obstructive prostatic syndrome. After a transurethral ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Alterations in regional homogeneity of resting-state cerebral activity in patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
 

Author(s): Yusong Lin, Yan Bai, Peng Liu, Xuejuan Yang, Wei Qin, Jianqin Gu, Degang Ding, Jie Tian, Meiyun Wang

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The purpose of this study was to explore the neural mechanism in Chronic prostatitis/Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging. The functional magnetic resonance imaging was performed on 31 male CP/CPPS-patients and 31 age and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Prostatitis" returned 46 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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The role of Cajal cells in chronic prostatitis.
 

Author(s): Ozgur Haki Yuksel, Ahmet Urkmez, Ayhan Verit

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Types of prostatitis can be defined as groups of syndromes in adult men associated with infectious and noninfectious causes characterized frequently by lower abdominal and perineal signs and diverse clinical symptoms and complications. Etiopathogenesis of chronic prostatitis is not ...

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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: 26 Jun 2017

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Efficacy of Acupuncture for Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Prostatitis

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2016

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