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What Is Acute Prostatitis?

Disease description

Acute prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland caused by a bacterial infection. The condition can occur at any age, but is most commonly diagnosed in men aged 30 to 50.


  • Bacterial acute prostatitis
  • Chronic acute prostatitis


Symptoms of acute prostatitis may include pain and discomfort in the bladder area, problems with urination, painful urination, fever, weakness. Other symptoms may include pain in the lower back, seminal vesicles, sacrum and rectum.


The main cause of acute prostatitis is ascending infection caused by bacteria that enter the prostate gland through the urethra. Risk factors include reduced immune defenses, improper use of antibiotics, surgical interventions in the prostate gland.


Diagnostics of acute prostatitis include analysis of urine, discharge from the urethra, digital rectal examination of the prostate gland.


Treatment of acute prostatitis includes antibiotics, disinfectants, anti-inflammatory drugs, physiotherapy. In some cases, hospitalization may be required.


Prevention of acute prostatitis includes maintaining hygiene of the genital organs, proper treatment of the urogenital system, leading a healthy lifestyle.


Acute prostatitis is treated by a urologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.