Everything you need to know about acute prostatitis


Islamabad, Feb 26 (TNS):  Acute prostatitis is a sudden inflammation of the prostate gland. It is a rare type of prostatitis, which is a common prostate problem.

The prostate is a small gland that surrounds a man’s urethra, the tube that takes urine and semen out of the body. The prostate supplies nutrients to semen, performing an important role in reproduction. Below, we discuss the causes and symptoms of acute prostatitis, as well as possible complications and home remedies. When the prostate gland becomes inflamed, symptoms may be similar to those of an acute urinary tract infection or UTI. In fact, acute prostatitis is often caused by a type of bacteria that causes UTIs and sexually transmitted infections. Prostatitis is a common condition, with about 50 percent of all men likely to experience it in their lifetimes. Acute prostatitis, on the other hand, is quite rare. Despite this, it is usually easy to diagnose because of distinct characteristics.

Inflammation can result from bacteria entering the prostate via the blood or an infection in the area. A medical procedure may also lead to bacteria entering the prostate. Underlying causes of acute prostatitis are usually a blocked urethra or a suppressed immune system. In a small number of cases, acute prostatitis may become chronic. Acute prostatitis is usually treated with antibiotics. These may need to be taken for 4 to 6 weeks or longer. The type of antibiotic prescribed will depend on the bacterium that is causing the infection. A person with a severe case of acute prostatitis may require hospitalization. For example, hospitalization is necessary when the swollen prostrate blocks the urethra. In the hospital, strong doses of antibiotics will be intravenously administered……….by Jenna Fletcher