Prostatitis is the condition, which is characterized by the inflammation and enlargement of the prostate gland. There are several potential causes of inflammation development, with the most common one being an infection. According to the statistics, over 12% of males experience mild to severe symptoms of the condition. Despite the problem is more peculiar of older men, a considerable number of young males are also diagnosed with this problem. Diagnosing of prostatitis is simple, but in many instances, the problem develops into an acute illness or chronic disorder before the patient addresses the doctor.
Timely diagnosing of the condition and early treatment can help you prevent complications and deal with its minor symptoms. Basically, the signs of prostatitis may vary greatly, depending on the reason for its occurrence. The first symptoms may appear slowly or develop rather fast. Additionally, the condition may either be easily treated or require a long-term therapy. Irrespective of the condition specifications, timely beginning of the treatment course is a way to its successful elimination.
Striving to prevent the occurrence and development of a serious health problem, a patient should be aware of the most common prostatitis symptoms that bother patients at primary stages:
- Frequent, painful or complicated urination;
- Rectal pain, abdominal or groin pain;
- Lower back pain;
- Chills and fever;
- Bloody urination;
- Body aches or malaise;
- Sexual dysfunction;
- Problems with ejaculation, etc.
Immediate medical consultation is required for those patients, who have noticed any of the mentioned symptoms. Untreated or unmanaged prostatitis can aggravate to more serious health disorders and result in more significant complications, such as:
- Frequent bowel movement;
- Weak urine stream;
- Pain behind the scrotum and the base of the penis;
- Joint pain;
- High fever and others.
Finding the reason for the disorder occurrence and its timely treatment will help you eliminate the already existing symptoms, as well as prevent more severe abnormalities.