Prostatitis means inflammation of the prostate. There are several different kinds of prostatitis based on the presence or absence of bacterial infection, inflammation in prostatic fluid, and the acute or chronic nature of the problem. In may take some time working with the patient to classify their type of prostatitis.
Prostatitis usually causes some of these symptoms: Low back pain, low abdominal pain, pain between the legs, ejaculatory pain, painful urination, tiredness, or weakness. Some men describe the feeling they are sitting on a golf or tennis ball. Severe cases are associated with fevers and chills or the inability to urinate.
Treatment often includes antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications.
We work with our patients carefully to resolve symptoms, indentifying and classifying the problem to resolve the situation.
Some men with chronic prostatitis actually have a condition better termed as chronic pelvic pain syndrome.