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Adelle Davis

Prostatitis is inflammation of prostate gland that may be due to an infection or any other factor that is irritating your prostate.

Signs and Symptoms of Prostatitis:

  • Pain in your perineal region (area between your rectum and scrotum). The gland has a covering around it that is like a skin. This skin is called fascia tissue. When the gland swells too rapidly this skin is forced to stretch more than it is able to and it creates pain. Internal fascia (just like your skin) has only a certain amount of stretch ability.

  • Burning sensation while urinating

  • An urgent need to urinate

  • Frequent and difficult urination

  • A sudden moderate to high fever

  • Chills

  • Blood in your urine - on and off

The three most common types of prostatitis are:

  • Acute Bacterial Prostatitis.
    Acute bacterial prostatitis is typically caused by an infection by bacteria found in the urinary tract or colon.

  • Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis.
    Chronic bacterial prostatitis is similar to the acute form, but its symptoms are typically less severe and develop more slowly.

  • Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis.
    Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis is similar to chronic bacterial prostatitis; the major difference is that in the nonbacterial form, while symptoms are present, there is no evidence of bacteria in your urine or in the fluid in your prostate gland. Very often nonbacterial prostatitis actually is bacterial. But, the bacteria just do not show up in medical tests. The prostate gland is made up of little tiny sacs called "acini". Bacteria can invade these acini and cause them to get inflamed, swell and close off. When they close off, the bacteria no longer "shed". That means bacteria are trapped in the acini and not released into the urine or semen. As more and more of these acini close off, your gland swells. This can eventually cause you lots of pain, as well as urinary and sexual problems. The urine and semen are the fluids tested to see if you have bacterial prostatitis. So, when a test is done on these fluids, nothing shows up.