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3 Things Every Man Should Know About Prostatitis

3 Things Every Man Should Know About Prostatitis

As a man, your chances of having prostate issues significantly increase as you age. Prostatitis is one of the problems you may experience in your life.

You can get prostatitis at any age, and it's linked to inflammation or infection in your prostate. Sometimes, it's hard for the team to diagnose because it can mimic other conditions.

Suppose you're having trouble with urination or pain in your groin. In that case, the team at NY Urology has the expert diagnostic tools to give you the proper diagnosis. Our two expert nephrologists include Dr. David Shusterman and Dr. Chong-Min Kim.

Dr. Shusterman and Dr. Kim know prostate health and provide you with the latest treatments.

The facts on prostatitis

Your prostate gland is an essential component of the reproductive system. Your prostate gland sits under your bladder, and your urethra passes right through the middle of your prostate.

Prostatitis is a term that encompasses four conditions that cause issues with your prostate gland. Two types of prostatitis are linked to infections in your urinary system, while the others aren't.

Each type of prostatitis affects your prostate gland differently. The four types of prostatitis include:

Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis

This type of prostatitis causes inflammation in your prostate gland without noticeable symptoms. Our team often finds this form of prostatitis during other routine tests or exams.

Chronic bacterial prostatitis

When you have chronic bacterial prostatitis, you have recurrent urinary tract infections that are difficult to treat. With this form of the condition, bacteria are caught in your prostate gland, leading to chronic illness.

Acute bacterial prostatitis

You're at risk for acute bacterial prostatitis if you have a urinary tract infection. You may have a fever or chills and have urinary symptoms. You need prompt treatment for this condition to avoid dangerous complications.

Chronic pelvic pain syndrome

CPPS is the most prevalent form of prostatitis. You may have chronic pelvic pain syndrome if you have chronic pain in your perineum, genitals, or pelvis.

Our team offers quick diagnosis to determine what type of prostatitis affects your prostate gland. This ensures you get the proper treatment for your condition.

Understanding the symptoms

Prostatitis is hard to find due to the symptoms. You might not have any symptoms at all or experience unbearable symptoms such as:

Suppose you have any uncomfortable symptoms or notice that you're running a fever. In that case, you must make an appointment with our team.

Bacterial forms of prostatitis require treatment to ensure the infection doesn't spread anywhere else. Treatment also allows you to get rid of your symptoms and be pain-free.

What you need to know about prostatitis

As a man, knowing about prostatitis is the best way to avoid complications from the condition. Our team cares about your health and would like you to understand the following three facts about prostatitis:

1. Prompt treatment is key

Fast treatment is the best way to keep your prostate and you healthy. If you're exhibiting bacterial prostatitis symptoms, you must seek help as soon as possible.

Prompt treatment ensures you don't suffer complications, especially with bacterial prostatitis. Our team performs diagnostic studies and a thorough exam to determine what type of prostatitis is affecting you.

Our team focuses treatment on getting rid of your symptoms and keeping your prostate gland healthy.

2. Complications can happen

If you have acute bacterial prostatitis, treatment is crucial to your health. If this form of the disease goes untreated, you could end up with a life-threatening infection called sepsis.

Sepsis is a widespread infection throughout your body that's very difficult to treat.

You may also have antibiotic resistance when you have chronic bacterial prostatitis. You require a lot of different antibiotics for this condition, some of which lead to stomach issues and diarrhea.

3. It's a benign condition

You might be worried that prostatitis is a sign of prostate cancer. Although you have uncomfortable symptoms with prostatitis, it's completely benign.

Having prostatitis doesn't make it more likely that you'll end up with prostate cancer. Our team gets you a prompt diagnosis to ease your mind and symptoms.

If you're showing signs of prostatitis, don't hesitate to call us at 212-991-9991 today to make an appointment. You can also book on the website using our convenient scheduling tool.

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