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 342 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Alterations in regional homogeneity of resting-state cerebral activity in patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
 

Author(s): Yusong Lin, Yan Bai, Peng Liu, Xuejuan Yang, Wei Qin, Jianqin Gu, Degang Ding, Jie Tian, Meiyun Wang

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The purpose of this study was to explore the neural mechanism in Chronic prostatitis/Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging. The functional magnetic resonance imaging was performed on 31 male CP/CPPS-patients and 31 age and ...

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2017

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Hwanglyunhaedok Pharmacopuncture versus Saline Pharmacopuncture on Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Kee Moon Seong, Geurin Jang, Dong Woong Kim, Sungchul Kim, Bong Keun Song

Journal: J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2017 Aug;10(4):245-251.

 

Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (CP)/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is known not to have a successful therapy as yet. More recently, acupuncture, some herbal compounds, and trigger point injection have been reported to be beneficial. Pharmacopuncture is an herbal acupuncture ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2017

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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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The terms "Prostatitis" returned 44 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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