Not all adult men know how prostatitis manifests, so few people pay attention to the initial symptoms of this disease. At the same time, this is one of the most common urological pathologies today, therefore, it is imperative to get acquainted with its features and manifestations. It is widely believed that the disease is typical of mature men, but today this disappointing diagnosis can be made in quite a few young people aged 18-20 years.
Simplicity is an extremely vulnerable organ for the penetration, growth and spread of pathogens, so it is adversely affected by diseases of the bladder, urethral walls, blood vessels and other organs and systems.
What is the first thing you need to know about prostatitis?
To know exactly how to define prostatitis, you must first become familiar with the main features of this disease. It is an inflammatory process located in the prostate. Inflammation is usually caused by infectious microorganisms that can enter the prostate in a variety of ways. At the same time, prostate infection will not always indicate the onset of prostatitis. A combination of certain factors is required for the pathology to begin to manifest.
Symptoms of prostatitis may begin to appear for the following reasons:
- Stool problems (for example, frequent constipation or other similar diseases).
- A sedentary lifestyle (at work, at home), little physical activity and stress. Considering this factor, the risk group includes men who lead various professional activities: drivers, programmers, clerks.
- Body hypothermia (systemic or once significant).
- Prolonged abstinence (lack of sex life) or overactive sex life. Manifestations of the disease are also possible during normal sexual activity. Frequent stressful and depressive situations, disorders in the psycho-emotional and psychological background of a person.
- Problems with food intake (frequent overeating, preference for spicy, smoked, salty foods, alcoholic beverages, lack of at least some kind of diet).
What is the most common manifestation of prostatitis?
The treatment of this disease is often not difficult, as prostatitis can be detected already in the early stages, knowing all its possible manifestations. It should be noted immediately that it is common to distinguish between chronic and acute forms of pathology.
- If an acute form of the disease begins to develop, then the main symptom of prostatitis will be the presence of inflammation in the prostate area. The inflammatory process in this case will necessarily be accompanied by an increase in body temperature (often up to 39-39, 5 degrees), pain in the groin and perineum, pain when urinating and defecation.
- The chronic form of the disease, paradoxically, rarely bothers patients (except in cases of exacerbation). This is why many men simply do not pay attention to the manifested male prostatitis. During the period of exacerbation of the disease, the patient may experience a slight increase in body temperature (up to about 37-37, 5 degrees), discomfort and unusual sensations when urinating and defecating, the presence of a relatively small amount of purulent ormucous contents from the urethra. Due to the insignificance of such manifestations, many men attribute these symptoms to other pathologies, as a result of which treatment and referral to specialists is postponed until the last.
Signs of disease
The signs of prostatitis in men are very specific and indicative, therefore, knowing these, the patient can independently suspect the manifestations of this pathology, consult a doctor in time and start treatment in time. There is even a certain dysuria syndrome, which will clearly indicate a high probability of pathology in a person. Six basic characteristics can be distinguished simultaneously, which in different cases can manifest all together or separately.
But in cases where there are 2-3 signs, then this is already a serious reason for an immediate appeal to the urologist:
- Problems with urination (it is difficult to urinate, urine is released in drops).
- Urine flow is rather slow, falls down, has a short distance, the patient can not amplify it naturally.
- Pain when urinating.
- Increased urination duration, cleavage, intermittent flow, spraying in different directions.
- After urinating, it appears that the bladder is not completely empty.
- In the evening and at night it becomes necessary to go to the toilet more often.
If a man has some of these symptoms, do not draw clinical conclusions. This is due to the fact that regardless of the symptoms that occur, prostatitis has a rather complex pathogenesis, so it is better to entrust the diagnosis to a specialist.
Therefore, it is strictly forbidden to start treatment of the disease based solely on known symptoms. You can clarify the symptoms and how exactly prostatitis manifests itself in men to any urologist, who, in order to make the diagnosis, will necessarily take into account not only the symptoms that have occurred, but also the results of laboratory and organic studies.
As mentioned above, the disease can be chronic or acute. Frequent urination is a common and one of the most important symptoms. A healthy man usually has no more than 10-11 urges to urinate during the day (the normal index is 5-6 impulses).
As a result of the development of prostate inflammation, there is a negative effect on the bladder, therefore, in the presence of the disease, the following symptoms will occur:
- Increase in the number of urine (while the daily volume of urine remains the same).
- Urine is released in small doses, which is associated with the reception of false signals from the bladder receptors due to the presence of an inflammatory process. Also, therefore, there may be a feeling that the bladder is full even after emptying.
- Pain when urinating, caused by narrowing of the urethra due to the inflammatory process in the prostate.
- Difficulty urinating due to compression of certain areas of the urethra due to inflammation. In some cases, men can not empty the bladder at all because of it.
- At night, the walls of the bladder begin to give false indications, which increases the number of trips to the toilet during sleep.
In the middle stages of the disease, blood may be seen in the patient's urine. This possibility is relatively rare and often not indicative, but extremely dangerous. It can begin to manifest due to purulent fusion of the prostate, trauma to the prostate gland, as well as in cases of complications of the inflammatory process with hyperplasia. Treatment in this case is complicated (surgery is often necessary).
Treatment should begin immediately after the onset of the first symptoms of the disease. If there are at least some seemingly insignificant problems with urination, which in some cases are accompanied by a rise in body temperature and pain in the area of simplicity, then you should make an appointment with a urologist to clarify the diagnosis. It is imperative to pay attention to the signs of the pathology described above, as the defeat of prostatitis quickly and painlessly is possible only with timely treatment.