Severe general intoxication, hyperthermia up to 38-40 ° C, chills. Dysuric disorders, often acute urinary retention. Sharp, throbbing pain in the perineum. Difficulty in the act of defecation.
They often suffer from sexual dysfunction
At first, libido decreases slightly, erection weakens. If inflammation affects the testicles, the man may complain of premature or painful ejaculation. Sexual intercourse becomes short-lived, and recovery after it takes much longer. In advanced stages, prostatitis can lead to impotence, which in many cases is the main motive for seeking medical attention.
Dull pain in the anus after a bowel movement, radiating to the tailbone; Regular or irregular groin pain; Going to the toilet is not particularly difficult, but you have to strain your stomach a little to start urinating. The patient does not pay much attention to this; Sometimes after urination there is a burning sensation in the urethra.
The first signs of chronic prostatitis can appear over a long period. They can disappear, then make themselves felt again.
Perhaps the patient did not have a pronounced acute period, and the disease, bypassing it, turned into a chronic form.
In most men, inflammation of the prostate gland does not manifest itself in an obvious way. The latent signs of prostatitis are manifested only by some mild disorders:
increased urination, periodic discharge from the urethra, burning and itching in the ureter, reduced potency, a drop in sperm quality, and, as a result, the inability to conceive, as well as pain in the pubic, perineum and genitals.
an increase in the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood.
Adenoma of the prostate, which is a benign formation, also often develops as a consequence of prostatitis. With adenoma, surgical intervention is inevitable.
The most formidable complication of prostatitis in men is prostate cancer, which is fraught with the most serious consequences.
For the correct diagnosis, it is important to approach the diagnosis of prostatitisbut complex.
First of all, the specialist conducts a survey and examination of the patient. The doctor performs a digital rectal examination, which determines some of the symptoms of prostatitis - soreness and swelling of the prostate gland.
To diagnose prostatitis, the following studies are carried out:
analysis of the secretion of the prostate gland; digital rectal examination; transrectal ultrasound of the prostate; Ultrasound of the kidneys and bladder; a blood test for PSA (prostatic antigen); general blood analysis; general urine analysis; urine analysis for urogenital infections before and after prostate massage; uroflowmetry (urination test).