Conditions and diseases
Symptoms and causes
What is it?
A prostate infection, prostate inflammation or prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland that produces a number of excipients that are added to the sperm cells during ejaculation.
Prostatitis can occur at any age, but the problem is most common among young and middle-aged men. Although it can be an unpleasant condition to live with, it very rarely poses a dangerous health problem. If you suffer from prostatitis, this does not mean that you have a greater predisposition for prostate cancer, for example.
In addition to bacterial infections, prostatitis can also be caused by inflammation due to tension in nearby muscles or problems in nearby nerves.
- Pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen or genital area
- Urinary symptoms, such as a burning sensation while urinating or more frequent peeing
- Sexual symptoms such as pain during ejaculation
Diagnosis and treatment
- Painful prostate on rectal examination
- Urine analysis
- Transrectal ultrasound
- Antibiotics in case of prostate infection
- Pain relief
- A bladder probe is sometimes necessary
Latest publication date: 21/01/2021