Prostatitis

Prostatitis is an infection of the prostate and can affect men of all ages. There are three types of prostatitis:

  • Acute Bacterial Prostatitis (ABP)
  • Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis (CBP)
  • Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis (CNP).

ABP is marked by a sudden bacterial infection which inflames the prostate. ABP is the least common form of prostatitis but the symptoms are severe. Patients with ABP have an acute urinary tract infection with increased urination frequency and urgency, in addition to pain in the pelvis and genital area. The disease often includes fever, chills, nausea, vomiting and burning when urinating. If left untreated, the disease can be fatal. The condition is usually treated in the hospital with intravenous antibiotics, pain relievers and fluids.

CBP is a chronic condition that arises from recurrent urinary tract infections. The symptoms are similar to acute bacterial prostatitis, but are less severe and can fluctuate in intensity. Treatment includes antibiotics for four to 12 weeks and other treatment for pain.

CNP is the most common form. The condition is marked by urinary and genital pain for at least three of the past six months. Patients have no bacteria in their urine, but may have other signs of inflammation. Taking antibiotics at a low dose for a long time may be recommended to relieve the symptoms.

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