Prostatitis is a common condition found in men of all ages. Prostatitis basically means the inflammation of the prostate due to various reasons. Prostatitis is effectively treated at Aashray with antibiotics and auxiliary measures to eliminate infection and its symptoms.
The prostate is a walnut-size gland all men have which is situated around the urethra, at the base of the
bladder. It produces prostatic fluid (part of the semen in which sperms travel).
Prostatitis is a common condition affecting the prostate which can be found in men of
all ages; however, it is especially more common in men who are younger or in their 50s. Prostatitis is a
condition that is quite different from enlargement and cancer. In this condition, the prostate becomes
swollen, tender, and inflamed due to various causes. Depending on the cause and type of prostatitis, the
duration, treatment option, and severity of the condition are determined.
There are a total of 4 types of prostatitis. They are as follows:
As the name suggests, this type of prostatitis is caused by bacteria. When the bacteria finds its way into the prostate through other organs and interconnected tubes present in the urinary tract or when the bacteria leaks into the prostate through urine, the prostate gets an infection and develops into acute bacterial prostatitis.
This type of prostatitis may develop rapidly with the following symptoms -
The symptoms for this condition are as follows -
Chronic prostatitis, also known as chronic pelvic pain syndrome and chronic nonbacterial prostatitis, is a type of prostatitis that isn’t caused by a bacterial infection. It involves long-term pelvic pain and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).
The following are the symptoms of this condition -
This type of prostatitis is not an infection but inflammation of the prostate which does not show any kind of symptoms. As there are no symptoms, one can find out about this condition by chance when undergoing tests for other conditions. It doesn't require treatment.
During a health checkup, the doctor will ask about your medical history, symptoms and conduct a physical
examination and several tests to rule out other conditions and determine the causes and type of prostatitis you
Dr. Ashit Shah is a senior consultant Urologist heading Aashray Urology Institute. After completing his M.B.B.S. and M.S. in General Surgery, he was awarded Diplomate of National Board (D.N.B.) in Genito-Urinary Surgery by the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi. He earned his Diplomate in Laparoscopic Urology from Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France in the year 2006. Dr. Shah has a special interest in Endo-Urology, especially Urolithiasis i.e. Urinary Stone Disease. Having spent more than 27 years in the profession of Urology, he has experience of over 75,000 urological consultations and more than 15,000 surgeries. Being counted amongst the torch bearers of ethical and transparent medical practice in the city of Vadodara, he was conferred ‘Inspiring Urologist Award’ for the year 2019 by The Economic Times.