Prostatitis – is a term that defines the inflammations of prostate.
There are distinguished the following forms:
- Acute bacterial prostatitis;
- Chronic prostatitis (bacterial or non-bacterial).
Acute prostatitis is relatively rare. The symptoms of inflammation of acute prostate are quite characteristic, that’s why this disease is relatively easy to diagnose. For acute prostatitis there is characteristic a general intoxication of the body, which is confirmed by the rigorous research. The pains in the groin and perineum region accompany the disease. In serious cases it is possible the sepsis. Depending on the severity of disease, the treatment of inflammation of acute prostate can be done in outpatient and in hospital.
Chronic prostatitis (bacterial) usually does not manifest any symptoms and occurs only during the periods of exacerbations. The symptoms of chronic bacterial inflammation of the prostate during the periods of aggravation are: – pains in the genitals and perineum region. This kind of inflammation of the prostate can cause the inflammation of the bladder.
Bacterial prostatitis causes the inflammation of the prostate by bacteria, mycoplasma, clamydia, viruses and trichomoniasis. The infection can spread through blood and lymph, depending on the anatomical location of the prostate – through the rectum, bladder and urethra. The reduced immunity, impaired blood circulation in the pelvic area – the conditions under which an infection that gets into the sperms can cause inflammation of the prostate.