What is Chronic Prostatitis Symptom & Treatment?

What is Prostatitis?

Prostatitis refers to a group of conditions that usually cause inflammation of the prostate gland or surrounding structures in men, which results in pain or discomfort around the pelvis and a variety of urinary symptoms.
It can be classified into several categories which include:

  1. Acute Prostatitis,
  2. Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis,
  3. Chronic non-bacterial prostatitis, and
  4. Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis.

Prostatitis is very common, with up to 2-10% of men affected at any time. The majority of these cases will fall under chronic non-bacterial prostatitis, also known now as chronic pelvic pain syndrome – these account for about 95% of prostatitis diagnoses.
Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) is due to inflammation of the prostate or inflammation in the organs and tissues in the pelvic region.

What are some of the Symptoms of Chronic Prostatitis?

Men with chronic pelvic pain syndrome can present with a number of symptoms, including pain at the perineum, testicles, penis, and lower back, pain while passing urine or after ejaculation, and urinary frequency or urgency.
They may also lead to erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation.
These symptoms can wax and wane, lasting for weeks to months. Many men can suffer for months at a time with these symptoms without getting the correct diagnosis or treatment.
The exact causes of chronic pelvic pain syndrome are not well known, but it may be triggered by combinations of stress, anxiety, hypersensitive nerves, increased muscle tension, previous infection, or even changes in diet or climate.

What are the Treatments for Chronic Prostatitis?

Treatment options for chronic prostatitis can vary depending on the underlying cause but may include a combination of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, and neuromodulators. There is also evidence that some patients can respond well to Electroshockwave Therapy or ESWT for Prostate Inflammation.
If you need to speak to a doctor in regards to Chronic Prostatitis, please visit our clinics. Alternatively, you can email us or call us for an appointment.
Take care.

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What is Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome?

Vague groin symptoms?

Do you have non-specific or vague groin symptoms like the following?

  • Difficulty starting or stopping urine
  • Frequent urination especially at night
  • Frequency of wetness in the urethra
  • Incomplete emptying of your bladder
  • Cloudy urine
  • Blood in urine or Blood in semen
  • Pelvic pain or discomfort
  • Pain around penis, testicles or perineum (the area between scrotum and anus)
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain while having sex
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Premature ejaculation

Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

If you have any of the above symptoms but your tests results don’t show any infection, you might have Chronic Prostatitis or Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS). This is due to inflammation of the prostate or inflammation in the organs and tissues in the pelvic region. Read: Prostatitis Treatment

Causes Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome:

This condition may be triggered by sexual intercourse, periods of stress or even changes in weather or different types of food.
This is commonly under-diagnosed by many physicians. Most patients end up frustrated as they are told by their doctors that there is nothing wrong with them or there is no treatment suitable for their condition. Some have to suffer for many years before getting adequately treated.

How to Treat Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome:

Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome can be a challenging condition to treat and manage.
Conventionally, it is treated with anti-inflammatory drugs like NSAIDS and patients had to end up taking it for a long time.
Recently, a relatively form of treatment has shown great improvements in men with CPPS. This treatment is by using low-intensity shockwave. The treatment is called Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT).
This therapy has shown tremendous improvements in symptoms in men suffering from CPPS. Men have reported improvements from as early as from a single session. Typically one will require 4 sessions of ESWT for maximal benefit.
ESWT for CPPS/Prostatitis is available at our dedicated DTAP Clinic.

Do speak to any of our doctors to find out if ESWT is suitable for you. You can drop us an email at walk-in or call our clinics for an appointment.
Take Care

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