Prostatitis

Common Name(s)

Prostatitis

Prostatitis is a condition in which there is inflammation of the prostate. The prostate is a reproductive gland that is about the size of a walnut and is found underneath the bladder in males. The urethra, a tube that carries urine and semen, runs through the prostate. The prostate is important for normal ejaculation and the production of fluid that supports sperm survival. Prostatitis is divided into multiple types based on the cause, duration, and symptoms. The inflammation of the prostate may be caused by infection or may not have a specific cause (idiopathic). Prostatitis can range in duration from a few weeks to the lifetime of an affected individual.

Individuals affected by prostatitis often experience pain in the lower abdomen or back. Individuals may experience frequent urge to urinate, difficulty urinating, or blood in their urine (hematuria). Other symptoms include sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain, fatigue, depression, and other general health problems. Prostatitis is usually diagnosed by urine samples, examination of the prostate gland, and imaging studies.

Prostatitis is most common in young to middle aged men, although it can affect men of any age. Men with a history of urinary tract infections, urinary tract abnormalities, or prior surgical procedures in the lower abdomen are more likely to be affected. Other known risk factors include stress, irregular sexual activity, engaging in anal intercourse, dehydration, and pelvic trauma. Complications of prostatitis include infertility, severe infection, and urinary disorders. Prostatitis does not lead to prostate cancer.

Treatment for prostatitis depends on the specific type. Medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxants may be used to treat prostatitis. Other treatment measures include proper hydration, hot baths, and relaxing while urinating. If you have been diagnosed with prostatitis, talk to your doctor about the most appropriate treatment options.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Prostatitis" returned 338 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Dialyzable Leukocyte Extract in Autoimmune Prostatitis: Evaluation in Animal Model.
 

Author(s): Carlos Pérez-Alvarado, Consuelo Gómez, Miguel Reyes, Mario García, Elizabeth Pérez, Carlos Pérez de la Mora, Virginia Sanchez, D Guillermo Pérez Ishiwara

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017():1832853.

 

Objective. To evaluate the anti-inflammatory properties of Dialyzable Leukocyte Extract (DLE) in a murine model of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). Methods. Histopathological characterization, prostatein Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, and immunohistochemical ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2017

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Tuberculous prostatitis: mimicking a cancer.
 

Author(s): El Majdoub Aziz, Khallouk Abdelhak, Farih Moulay Hassan

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Genitourinary tuberculosis is a common type of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis . The kidneys, ureter, bladder or genital organs are usually involved. Tuberculosis of the prostate has mainly been described in immune-compromised patients. However, it can exceptionally be found as an isolated ...

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2017

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Clinical study of duloxetine hydrochloride combined with doxazosin for the treatment of pain disorder in chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: An observational study.
 

Author(s): Mingxin Zhang, Hanzhong Li, Zhigang Ji, Dexin Dong, Su Yan

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Mar;96(10):e6243.

 

To explore the safety and efficacy of the selective 5-serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor duloxetine hydrochloride and alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker (alpha-blocker) doxazosin mesylate-controlled tablets in the treatment of pain disorder in chronic prostatitis/chronic ...

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2017

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The terms "Prostatitis" returned 43 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The role of Cajal cells in chronic prostatitis.
 

Author(s): Ozgur Haki Yuksel, Ahmet Urkmez, Ayhan Verit

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Types of prostatitis can be defined as groups of syndromes in adult men associated with infectious and noninfectious causes characterized frequently by lower abdominal and perineal signs and diverse clinical symptoms and complications. Etiopathogenesis of chronic prostatitis is not ...

Last Updated: 5 Jul 2016

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Effects and Mechanisms of Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound for Chronic Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Guiting Lin, Amanda B Reed-Maldonado, Maofan Lin, Zhongcheng Xin, Tom F Lue

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Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CP/CPPS) is one of the most common urologic diseases, and no curative treatments have been identified. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) has been successfully used in promoting tissue healing, inhibiting inflammation and pain, ...

Last Updated: 5 Jul 2016

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Systematic Review of Acupuncture for Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Zongshi Qin, Jiani Wu, Jing Zhou, Zhishun Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(11):e3095.

 

Acupuncture is a promising therapy for relieving symptoms in chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), which affects >15% of adult men worldwide. The aim of the study was to assess the effects and safety of the use of acupuncture for CP/CPPS. MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2016

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Etiology Study of Prostatitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Prostatitis

 

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2017

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Prulifloxacin in Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis (CBP)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis

 

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2017

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Efficacy of Acupuncture for Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Prostatitis

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2016

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