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Dr. James Kuan
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Prostatitis (Overview)

Prostatitis is the swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, which is a gland located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of which is bacterial infection.


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Does prostatitis only affect old men?

Does prostatitis only affect old men?

Not at all: Although it is much more common in older men, any man can get prostatitis. ...Read more

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Dr. James Kuan
540 doctors shared insights

Prostatitis (Overview)

Prostatitis is the swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, which is a gland located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of which is bacterial infection.


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How does prostatitis affect my body temp?

How does prostatitis affect my body temp?

Fever: Acute bacterial prostatitis is often associated with fever. ...Read more

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Is any one symptom diagnostic of prostatitis?

No: Prostatitis is diagnosed by clinical history and physical examination. Other tests are performed to help assist such urinalysis and blood tests. Since the symptoms are so variable, there is no 1 specific symptom or test to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are some early symptoms of prostatitis?

What are some early symptoms of prostatitis?

Urinary issues: Most patients have urinary issues such as burning with urination, frequent urination, and urgency. Since the disease is so variable, the severity of the disease is different in each person. If not treated adequately, it can cause perineal pressure, testicular pressure, and painful ejaculation. ...Read more

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Sign of prostatitis and how to diagnose it.

Prostatitis: Diagnosis will be based on symptoms and physical exam and possibly midstream urine culture. ...Read more

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Cycoscospy my diagnosis was cronic prostatitis im 26 weird huh perscribed flomax (tamsulosin) should I take saw palmetto as well at the same time?

Cycoscospy my diagnosis was cronic prostatitis im 26 weird huh perscribed flomax (tamsulosin) should I take saw palmetto as well at the same time?

Prostatitis: Prostatitis can occur at any age after puberty. Flomax (tamsulosin) will relax the prostate and make it easier to urinate but likely wont be needed long term as it is primarily used for BPH and you are too young for bph. ...Read more

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Are there lab tests to diagnose prostatitis?

Are there lab tests to diagnose prostatitis?

Somewhat: There's no *absolute* test, but the diagnosis is supported by an abnormal urinalysis, irritative urinary symptoms, and a rectal exam with a tender prostate. ...Read more

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Is there a test for prostatitis?

Yes: It depends as there are 4 types of prostatitis. History, symptoms, & urine culture will identify type's 1 & 2 as these are associated with bacterial infection. Urine obtained pre and post prostate massage will help identify types 3 & 4, but the distinction is less important as the managemen of both types 3 and 4 overlap. ...Read more

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How to know if i got prostatitis?

It depends: It depends what your symptoms are.What is it that makes you think prostatitis. I don't think you have ACUTE prostatitis because you would be sick with a high fever. Chronic prostatitis is anothet entity. See your doctor if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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What usually causes prostatitis?

Inflammation: There is 4 general catagories of prostatitis: 1. Acute bacterial - caused by infection 2. Chronic bacterial - recurrent bacterial infection 3. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome - may result from chronic nonbacterial prostatitis - most common (inflammation without infection) or prostadynia (symptoms without infection or inflammation) 4. Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis - found on biopsy. ...Read more