When you are diagnosed with prostatitis, it means that you have an infection on your prostate. Sometimes people suffering from prostatitis only experience inflammation and there will be no indication of an infection. It is important to note that this condition does not raise your chances of getting prostate cancer. This condition is known to affect men of various ages.

There are about 4 types of prostatitis. You can have what is called acute bacterial prostatitis. With this type you will experience flu-like symptoms which are normally associated with the abrupt onset of an infection, such as nausea and fever. You can treat this with antibiotics. If the condition lasts for more than 3 months, then it will be considered as chronic bacterial prostatitis. People with this condition often experience urinary tract infections.

The third type is chronic prostatitis which is not caused by bacteria. It is also known as chronic pelvic pain syndrome or simply chronic abacterial prostatitis. Most men are affected by this type of prostatitis. The last type is known as asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis. This type does not cause symptoms. It is discovered by chance as you undergo tests and you do not require any treatment.

How do prostatitis treatments work?

The treatment options available for prostatitis differ depending on your type of condition. It is important for the urologists to make a correct diagnosis and to ensure that your symptoms are not being caused by other conditions such as inflammation of the urethra (urethritis). Treatments include anti-inflammatory medicine, antibiotics (this medicine will not work for non-infectious prostatitis), pain medication, muscle relaxants, supportive therapies (such as prostate massages and stool softeners) and surgery (surgically removing infected parts of the prostate).

What is prostatitis?

Prostatitis is a medical condition characterised by the swelling of the prostate gland. The prostate gland is a small gland below the bladder. Its main function is to produce semen which basically nourishes as well as transports sperm. This condition is known to often cause pain during urination. Other symptoms associated with this condition include pain in the pelvic area, groin and flu-like symptoms.

In terms of the causes, acute bacterial prostatitis is mainly caused by strains of bacteria. The infection normally starts when bacteria in urine actually leaks into your prostate. Chronic bacterial prostatitis is mainly caused by small amounts of bacteria. Because the bacteria hide in the prostate, they cannot be eliminated using antibiotics. Other causes of prostatitis include immune system disorders, prostate area injuries and nervous system disorders.

Symptoms of prostatitis

Common symptoms of prostatitis include dysuria (pain when urinating), difficulty urinating (for instance dribbling), a sudden urge to urinate, urinating frequently, abdominal pain, pain in the lower back or groin, painful orgasms, discomfort or pain of the testicles or penis as well as flu-like symptoms.

Can prostatitis treatments be purchased online?

Yes, it is possible to purchase prostatitis treatments online. In order to get your medicine safely on line, you need to first complete an online consultation form. As soon as your prescription has been approved, you will receive the medicine within 24 hours. You can also opt for over-the-counter medicines available online which do not require you to fill out a consultation form.