This site specializes in, and focuses on, bacteria/pathogen-caused Prostatitis.
Symptoms of Prostatitis in the Acute Stage usually include:
- Pain coming from various parts of the pelvis, including the back
- Fever-related symptoms such as chills, bladder infection, kidney pains.
- Urinary urgency including passing blood and pus (dead white blood cells), sometimes incuding urine retention.
- A discharge from the penis.
Medical attention should have:
- Done a urethral swab(s) and taken a urine sample, both for culturing.
- Carried out an EPS for culturing, concurrently checking the size and condition of the prostate.
- Scans/xrays checking for abnormalities.
- Initially given antibiotics which would be changed once sensitivity laboratory results are available, with the length of prescribed drug treatment being 4 to 6 weeks according to those laboratory results.
Once symptoms of Prostatitis arrive at the Chronic stage:
- The symptoms generally lessen to a state of ongoing lower-level pain
- Burning during urination and the need to frequently empty the bladder
- Flare ups as a result of ejaculation or irritants like alcohol
- Usually, by now, the pathogen(s) have become well-established, and are often surrounded by infected duct-blocking material, including calcification, inhibiting any action the usual poor delivery of oral antibiotics can achieve.
- At this point, the patient has been prescribed between several and numerous courses of antibiotics, which after initial symptom relief result in a return of symptoms weeks to two or so months later.
If your condition is now in the "Chronic Prostatitis" class, you must make sure that:
- If no pathogens have ever been isolated, request/demand a semen test.
And know that:
- Your symptoms will normally not improve, but generally get worse.
- The numerous courses of oral antibiotics will compromise your immune system over time, and this could actually become more serious than Prostatitis itself as the years pass.
- Your Prostatitis may not be caused by a bacteria, it could, for instance, be fungal. Antibiotics might initially suppress a fungal infection, but they will not resolve it. Indeed fungal infections often worsen if challenged by antibiotics.
Your next step - read through this site as follows..
- Read through the common causative agents
- Then head for the library and get knowledgeable in all the general terms and conditions.
- Read our Treatment Clinics section
- Remember, at any time you can make use of the Free Assessment of your Prostatitis, PID or Infertility condition here.
http://www.webmd.com/men/guide/prostatitis accessed 17 Mar 2014
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11176483 accessed 05 Jan 2013
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15310980 accessed 21 Mar 2012