Prostatitis is a condition involving inflammation of the prostate that affects millions of men. There are several forms of Prostatitis and symptoms can vary from person to person, with some men experiencing severe pain and others only minor discomfort.
The different forms of Prostatitis include:
• Acute Bacterial Prostatitis: typically caused by a sudden bacterial infection resulting in symptoms such as painful urination, difficulty emptying the bladder, lower back or pelvic pain, and fever/chills.
• Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis: similar in nature to acute bacterial prostatitis, however the symptoms tend to be less severe and develop gradually. A common symptom to looks for is recurring urinary tract infections.
• Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis: the most common form of Prostatitis with symptoms ranging from pain in the genitals and pelvic area, to pain or difficulty urinating, to pain during ejaculation.
• Asymptomatic Inflammatory Prostatitis: oftentimes this form of goes unnoticed due to lack of symptoms despite the presence of prostate inflammation. It is typically discovered when a patient is being evaluated for other unrelated symptoms and evidence of prostate inflammation is detected.
As North Carolina’s premier urology practice, we specialize in diagnosing and treating Prostatitis in its various forms. If you are experiencing symptoms or would like to get checked for possible signs of Prostatitis, please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.