According to statistics, prostatitis occurs in 15% of the male population. This is a dangerous disease. Untreated, it can lead to the formation of cysts and stones in the prostate, erectile dysfunction (impotence) and infertility. You need to understand the symptoms of prostatitis in order to consult a urologist in time and cure the disease without causing any consequences. Inflammation is divided into two forms, acute and chronic, each with unique characteristics.
Common symptoms and signs of all types of prostatitis
Although prostatitis is acute and chronic, experts have identified many common symptoms and signs in men, both of which are inherent: major diseases and other diseases.
Moderate pain in the perineum and scrotum
Groin pain and pulling sensation are the first signs of male prostatitis. Symptoms have been worrying. Soreness increases and decreases. A person cannot accurately indicate the discomfort area, because it usually causes pain in the bone area of the lower back.
When symptoms appear, a person tries to sit or lie down, bends slightly, and pulls his knees onto his stomach.
To treat discomfort, analgesics such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) are used. The drug has a good analgesic effect and will not cause serious adverse reactions.
It is not recommended for men with gastritis or gastric ulcer.
Increased urination (pollakiuria)
When suffering from prostatitis, a man will run to the toilet every 1. 5-2 hours. If you drink a few liters of beer or too much water at high temperatures, this situation will become completely unbearable: a urge will occur every 20-30 minutes.
After going to the toilet, I felt incomplete urination.
Suffering from frequent urination, no medicine will help. In this case, the "drink less water" option does not work. Even if there is only a small amount of urine in the bladder, cravings can occur.
Weakness and weakness often occur at the beginning of the disease. Many people don't take them very seriously, but attribute everything to overwork.
If a person under the age of 40 suddenly experiences severe fatigue, incomprehensible pain in muscles and joints, and decreased interest in work, it may indicate the development of prostatitis. This symptom alone does not diagnose pathology, but when combined with other 2-3 symptoms, prostate inflammation is likely to occur.
In order to improve their health, a man needs more rest to normalize their daily work. 7-8 hours of good sleep is very important, you should fall asleep no later than 11 o'clock in the evening. Both natural form and dietary supplement form of vitamins will produce good results (it is recommended to use it after an interview with an expert).
Slow urine flow
Urination is too weak, the water flow is too short, and spraying around is a typical discomfort for men facing prostatitis. Seeing such a problem, one tried to tighten and squeeze out a "strong current", but found nothing. For prostatitis, it is precisely the slow stream that is characteristic, rather than the release of urine in the drip. In the middle and late stages of the development of prostate adenoma, the release of urine is more often observed.
Symptoms are mainly related to swelling of prostate tissue or malnutrition, which blocks the urethral cavity. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that relieve edema can provide some relief in the acute process, but are ineffective against chronic inflammation. You can use prostate massage to eliminate edema at home, but for this, a person must have certain skills.
Urethral mucus discharge
During the day, drops of discharge appear on the glans penis. The discharge is caused by the prostate self-massage, which occurs when walking, exercising, or running fast. As a result, part of the inflammatory secretions move along the urethra and release outwards. Mucus is usually cloudy, has an unpleasant smell, and sometimes has a poor color.
Men facing symptoms need to strictly observe hygiene habits. The genitals should be cleaned at least 2-3 times a day, because the secretions accumulated in the head are an excellent medium for the propagation of pathogenic bacteria. You can rinse the genitals with disinfectant or chamomile soup, which helps to eliminate harmful microorganisms.
Pain when urinating
The symptoms of prostatitis are cramps and a burning sensation (burning sensation) in the urethra during urination. The discomfort is more pronounced in the morning, because a large amount of inflammatory exudate accumulates in the prostate at night. Reese not only worried about men during the performance, but also worried about men within 15-20 minutes after the performance.
To reduce discomfort, you can use one of the herbal uremic drugs. Drugs have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. They can relieve symptoms and prevent urethral inflammatory diseases in the context of prostatitis.
People describe this feeling as a sudden and painful urge to urinate. Worry about "unreachable" because it feels painful and intense.
When there is no urine flow, there is usually a false impulse, and the pain disappears after a few minutes. Sometimes, when a few drops of liquid appear on clothing, this symptom is accompanied by urinary incontinence.
In this case, the doctor’s only advice is to not tolerate this impulse. Frequent visits to the bathroom can cause psychological discomfort, but when trying to forcibly compress the muscles, the pain can increase.
Acute prostatitis: what is the pain at the same time, how do you feel about the disease
Male acute prostatitis has 9 unique symptoms, mainly manifested as obvious manifestations of prostate inflammation. We will tell you each one in detail.
Exacerbate groin pain
Men complain of severe cramps, cramps, and unpleasant twitches in the groin area.
Soreness makes people constantly worry, sitting still for a long time, urination will exacerbate the soreness. Sometimes the pain is so severe that it is impossible to walk normally.
Symptoms occur suddenly, possibly due to hypothermia or unprotected intercourse.
The discomfort must be treated. Analgesics are used to quickly relieve symptoms of prostatitis in men. NSAID is the drug of choice.
The active inflammatory process in the prostate is always accompanied by an increase in temperature. In acute prostatitis, fever reaches a value of 39-39. 5°C. A sudden increase in body temperature, sometimes before the onset of pain or other typical symptoms.
Symptoms may be accompanied by alternating periods of cold and increased sweating.
Temperatures above 38°C need to be lowered. A standard antipyretic is sufficient. You should not use acetylsalicylic acid to lower the temperature. If used improperly, it will produce many proven side effects, so it is best to stick to safe products.
With prostatitis, inflammatory exudates are released from the glands and appear during urination.
As a result, the urine becomes cloudy, and individual mucus or pus inclusions are sometimes seen in it. Inflammation of the prostate is characterized by changes in the last part of the urine, and at the beginning of urination, the appearance of the urine is familiar. Turbidity is often accompanied by an unpleasant smell.
If this symptom occurs, it is worth using the urine test group's drugs. Here, it is not that herbal medicine is more suitable, but drugs with antibacterial effects, which are more effective in this special case.
Urethral purulent discharge
A few drops of pus from the mouth of the urethra are typical symptoms of bacterial prostatitis.
This symptom can occur during the day and at the end of each urination. If prostate disease is caused by trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, or other sexually transmitted infections, a large amount of foamy, smelly pus may be discharged.
Symptomatic treatment is carried out with uremic drugs. Men are advised to pay attention to hygiene, and regularly rinse the groin area with chamomile or antiseptic solution to prevent irritation and infiltration of the penis skin.
At the same time, it is important to start antibiotic treatment as soon as possible to prevent complications that may seem harmless at first glance.
Due to severe edema of the prostate, urination is impossible because the lumen of the initial urethra is completely blocked. This person has the urge to go to the toilet, and the suprapubic area has a cracked feeling.
When you try to urinate, the pain gets worse, but to no avail.
Herbal preparations containing, for example, beeswax extract help to resist urine retention. They promote the emptying of the bladder and relieve severe suprapubic discomfort.
The symptoms of acute prostatitis include manifestations of poisoning. The inflammatory process in the prostate is accompanied by the production of specific biochemical markers that affect the state of the entire organism.
The disease is usually accompanied by a high fever, and at the same time, urgency or contraction headaches may occur.
In order to relieve pain, analgesics in the NSAID group are appropriate. If the discomfort is mild, the medication can be omitted.
Painful bowel movements
When emptying the intestines, the inflamed glands are under a lot of pressure, so men will feel severe pain. Sometimes the pain becomes so strong that people try to suppress this urge to avoid discomfort.
Sometimes, in prostatitis, tenesmus-the "unsuccessful" painful impulse to defecate is observed.
Discomfort cannot be dealt with at home. The pain disappears only after the acute inflammatory process subsides. Do not suppress the urge to defecate, because constipation will occur, which will aggravate the condition.
Low back ac pain
The uncomfortable symptoms of prostatitis are caused by the general innervation of the pelvic organs (the supply of nerve endings), and the soreness spreads to nearby parts of the body.
The pain may be dull and severe. Sharp "back pain" in the waist area is also a feature, which occurs when the waist is strained, defecation, and urination.
In order to eliminate the symptoms, you can use the painkillers in the NSAID section. You should not use a warm bath or heating the lumbar area to relieve discomfort, as this will exacerbate the acute inflammation and suppuration process, thereby accelerating its development.
Symptoms develop as one of the components of prostatitis poisoning syndrome. The person complained of uncomfortable joints and muscles: they seemed to be twisted, stretched and squeezed at the same time.
The discomfort is similar to the onset of a cold or flu.
There are no medicines or folk remedies that can eliminate the discomfort. This symptom mainly occurs in the background of fever, so after lowering the temperature (in any convenient way), the pain in the body disappears and the health condition is improved.
Diagnose chronic prostatitis at home through signs and symptoms
There are many symptoms of chronic prostatitis, so it can be diagnosed at home even before going to a urologist.
When approaching orgasm, an unpleasant feeling bothers a man: the pain of pulling in the scrotum and perineum begins, which can bring pain to the penis. During ejaculation, when a person may experience severe cramping pain, the discomfort is maximized.
This situation will be repeated every time you have sex, but the intensity of the pain will be different.
To reduce discomfort, urologists recommend that men have regular sexual intercourse (at least twice a week). This helps to eliminate the congestion of the prostate. After ejaculation, a warm bath will help relieve the pain.
Often go to the bathroom at night
Symptoms of chronic prostatitis include nocturia-abnormal night urination. The patient must wake up 2-3 times or more before going to the toilet.
The urge to urinate is very painful, and the perineum and lower abdomen are uncomfortable. This symptom may occur no matter how much fluid you drink at night.
There is no symptomatic treatment. To reduce the frequency of waking up at night, you need to limit water and beverages at night and try to completely empty your bladder before going to bed.
The prostate enlarges and presses on the rectum, making it difficult to defecate. Men complain of persistent constipation lasting 3-4 days or more. When you try to strain, pain will occur in the perineum and bone area. Symptoms trouble a number of weeks or even months.
In order to improve stool, doctors recommend eating more vegetables, fruits, and whole grain cereals. These foods are rich in fiber, which increases the volume of stool and makes it softer. Plums, fresh plums, kefir and other fermented dairy products have natural laxative effects. For prolonged constipation, you can use laxative tablets or suppositories.
With the aggravation of chronic prostatitis, the thermometer reading increased to 37-37. 5°C. In this case, headaches, malaise, body aches and other typical symptoms of the disease will also appear.
The use of antipyretic drugs is not suitable for indications up to 38 degrees on medical thermometers. Relapse treatment should be performed, so sub-febrile state will actually occur.
For chronic prostatitis, sexual problems not only occur in the elderly, but also in young people after the age of 30.
The patient complained that the erection was not strong enough during the awakening process. This can cause psychological and physical discomfort. Fearing "failure", the man avoided sexual intercourse, which further exacerbated the problem.
In addition to the problem of therapeutic efficacy, there are many folk remedies. There are only a few of them: thyme and rosehip soup, flower an berry tincture, and the use of propolis. It is recommended that men eat more celery, which has a good effect on erection, and drink ginger tea.
People with chronic prostatitis experience constant weakness, fatigue, irritability and nervousness.
Attention and memory are inevitably reduced, and performing common work tasks becomes more difficult. The symptoms also apply to physical labor: even with light exercise training or exercise, muscle soreness and severe fatigue can occur.
During this period, it is important to take care of yourself, rest more, and don't try to complete all tasks with your best ability. After treatment of prostatitis (or at least a stable remission), the unpleasant symptoms will disappear, and then it is possible to devote themselves to work.
Unable to get pregnant
During the asymptomatic process of chronic prostatitis, men often complain to the doctor for not being able to get pregnant.
Patients said that they did not have any pain or frequent urination, and even during sex, everything was normal. This choice of pathological development is considered unfavorable because it means that a person already has an advanced form of the disease.
The production of viable and viable sperm is a serious process that is regulated by the gonads and the brain. In this case, no folk recipes and symptomatic treatment will help. It is important to research and solve problems at the medical level.
Comments: The opinions of men on the forum
- "More than a year ago, I had signs of prostatitis. At first, there was a slight pull in the groin and perineum, and then the pain worsened. I noticed that I woke up 2 to 3 times at night to go to the toilet. I didn't take it seriously. I thought I was frozenSomewhere or sitting in the draft. Then the sexual problems started: unstable erection, decreased sensitivity, no vivid feeling during orgasm. At work, a colleague suggested that I go to beekeeping. I usedAfter a few months (in the form of a dose, bought from a local beekeeper), the condition improved and the pain disappeared. "
- "My scrotum and perineum are painful, and my lower abdomen is strained. Sometimes a few drops of pus come out of the urethra. I read some reviews on the Internet in which men described the same symptoms, then went to see a doctor, and they were diagnosedSuffering from prostatitis. I know this disease is serious, so I decided not to postpone treatment. The hospital has done a series of examinations and ultrasound examinations and prescribed medicine. The prostatitis has been cured, but the intestinal problems have started, probably due to antibioticsCaused. Then it took another 2 months, I had to buy probiotics, and then buy various kefir and yogurt to eliminate abdominal discomfort.
- "For a long time, I thought I had digestive problems. I didn't even know about prostatitis-I didn't even know that the lower abdomen would hurt and the stool would be disturbed. I had these symptoms completely. I even started to sufferSmall way to go to the bathroom, but at first I didn’t pay attention to this sign. After all, I decided to go to a urologist is a good habit. I was diagnosed with chronic prostatitis. I stayed for a long time, drank different medicines, and put them onI got the candle. To be honest, I don’t even remember the names, it flew out of my mind somehow. Now I feel good. "
- "I know directly what prostatitis is. It all started suddenly for me: severe pain in the scrotum and suprapubic area, and the urge to urinate actually occurs every 30 minutes. For a few days, I suffered a lot and went to urinary. Branch. They performed a urinalysis and ultrasound examination of the prostate, and did a smear examination. The doctor wanted to use his fingers to see what was in the rectum, but overall I refused. . . It turns out that "acute prostatitis" has appeared. The doctor prescribed antibiotics. Two weeks later, I was completely cured and there has been no recurrence so far. I hope that this will not happen again. This is terrible because they say that prostatitis cannot be cured. "
For any form of prostatitis, only symptomatic treatment is not effective enough. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or analgesics will temporarily relieve pain and fever, while uremia treatment drugs will help reduce microbial inflammation. But at the same time, the pathological process of the prostate continues to develop and become a chronic form. As a result, there are changes in the ultrasound image (tissue sclerosis), erectile dysfunction, and an increased risk of prostate cancer.
In order not to bring about the sad consequences of the disease, complex treatment of prostatitis is required. Taking into account the characteristics of the disease and the test results, the doctor (urologist, rare-andrologist) prescribes a treatment plan.