Prostate infection is a form of prostate inflammation (prostatitis) due to exposure to microorganisms from the outside. Prostate infection is only a small part of prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate). This prostate infection case consists of acute and chronic prostate infections.
Escherichia coli and other gram-negative bacteria cause acute and chronic prostate infections.
Symptoms of prostate infection include groin pain, dysuria (pain when urinating), pain when ejaculating, decreased amount of urine; And may include fever, malaise, and periodic recurrence of symptoms even after treatment.
Seek medical care if symptoms occur, emergency care if a fever or inability to urinate occurs.
The diagnosis of prostate infection or prostatitis is made by identifying the cause (mostly bacteria) that infects the prostate.
Treatment of prostate infection or prostatitis is usually antibiotic; Chronic infectious prostatitis may require long-term antibiotic treatment, and severe infection may require hospitalization with intravenous antibiotics.
Home care is limited to pain reduction. Men with prostate infections or prostatitis need medical treatment.
Follow-up is important to ensure adequate treatment results or to plan additional treatment if the infection reappears.
Some prostate infections cannot be prevented, but reducing the risk of trauma or groin injuries, avoiding sexually transmitted diseases, and staying well hydrated are ways to reduce the chance of getting contagious prostatitis.
The prognosis of acute infectious prostatitis is usually good, but chronic infectious prostatitis is difficult to cure.
The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system, which secretes fluid where it helps the sperm run. The gland is under the bladder and surrounds the urethra (the channel that drains urine from the bladder out of the body).