Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

About Prostate Infection

Prostate Infection which in medical terms is known as Prostatitis occurs when the prostate gland and the surrounding area become inflamed or infected. Anatomically speaking, the prostate gland is situated between the bladder and base of the penis. The urethra which carries urine from the bladder to the penis also passes through the prostate gland.

Some Prostate Infections tend to cause no symptoms while there are some types of infections which can cause quite intense symptoms for the individual. There are basically two types of prostate infections, of which one is Acute Bacterial Prostate Infection, which is a short lasting infection but if left untreated can have potentially serious complications. Another type of prostate gland infection is the chronic bacterial prostate infection in which the symptoms may be mild and come on much slowly.

Signs Of Acute Bacterial Prostate Infection

The signs and symptoms of a Prostate Infection depend on the type of infection the affected individual has. In cases of an Acute Bacterial Prostate Infection, the individual will experience signs of sudden onset of pain and burning with urination along with nausea and vomiting, body pains, losing the ability to completely empty the bladder, intense pain in the abdominal and low back regions.

If an individual is experiencing problems with urinating or having a weak urinary stream, and increased urinary frequency for more than a few days, then it is highly recommended to get checked with urologist to rule out Acute Bacterial Prostate Infection. Additionally, the patient might experience nocturia, a bad odor to the urine, or pain in the abdominal area while urinating.

Signs Of Chronic Bacterial Prostate Infection

In cases of Chronic Bacterial Prostate Infection, the symptoms wax and wane and are of much less intensity that the acute form of the infection. The patient will develop signs and symptoms gradually over time but they tend to last for more time than the acute form of infection.

The common signs and symptoms of Chronic Bacterial Prostate Infection include burning with urination along with increased urinary frequency and urgency. The patient will also experience pain around the groin region, low back and the abdominal regions. There may also be bladder pain or pain in the testes as a result of the infection.

The patient will also have a weak stream while urinating and will also find it difficult to start urination even though the bladder may be full and the patient will have an urge to urinate. In some cases, the patients with chronic bacterial prostate infection may experience pain between the scrotum and the anal area.

Additionally, the pain may be experienced around the lower abdomen and low back. The patient will also experience a painful ejaculation after a sexual intercourse as a result of a Chronic Bacterial Prostate Infection.

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, MD,FFARCSI

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Last Modified On: March 16, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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