First signs of prostatitis, recognition of the disease and what to do

Prostatitis is a disease that can suddenly precede any man.

The urinary tract passes through the prostate gland, which contributes to one of the first signs of the disease - difficulty urinating.

Prostatitis - the beginning

The development of the disease is always related to certain circumstances of our lives.

There are several types of prostatitis:

  • Acute;
  • Chronic;
  • Infectious (bacterial);
  • Not contagious.
prostate change with prostatitis

The nomenclature in this case is binary, for example, infectious prostatitis can be chronic and acute.

Each type of prostatitis starts differently and is preceded by its own individual circumstances. Let's look at them.

Risk factors, circumstances of occurrence

  1. STDs. When a sexual partner is infected with any sexually transmitted infection, a person has a high chance of getting an acute infectious prostate that can become chronic. Thus, sexually transmitted diseases will be the first factors predisposing to prostatitis.
  2. Sedentary lifestyle, sedentary work, apathy for sports and morning exercises, obesity. This is the cause of non-infectious prostatitis, which can worsen or cause vague symptoms.
  3. Hypothermia - in this case, the urogenital system undergoes frequent cold attacks, which can cause the bladder, fallopian tubes, prostate gland, and testicles to become inflamed.
  4. Disease. When a man reaches the age of 40-45, irreversible changes begin in the prostate gland. The reason for this is male menopause - a direct consequence of the hormonal rearrangement of the body. The prostate grows (hyperplasia), which is accompanied (or accompanied) by a full range of symptoms of prostatitis.

Let’s generalize again - these factors increase the chances of prostatitis tenfold.

malaise and headache with prostatitis

Then look at the first signs of different types of prostatitis.

Be careful before starting a self-diagnosis when you notice the first signs or panic-seeking your doctor’s contacts - pay attention to the above risk factors. Maybe you don't have prostatitis!


Acute process

Let us clarify that the first signs of acute prostatitis are in most cases similar in all patients:

  • Pain when urinating after burning;
  • Temperature rise;
  • After the heroic emptying of the bladder, the patient feels that there is still urine in it;
  • Complaints of groin and perineum pain.

The pain starts suddenly, there are also problems with the toilet. This is due to the rapid increase in swelling of the inflammation of the prostate.

healthy and inflamed prostate with prostatitis

The symptoms may go away on their own, but they do not cause illusions: this does not mean that the disease is over.

Prostatitis becomes chronic. It can take a long time (years) from the first signs of acute prostatitis to the appearance of chronic prostatitis.

Chronic process

Perhaps the patient did not have a pronounced acute period, and the disease, bypassing it, became a chronic form.

In this case, the symptoms will be as follows:

  • Dull pain in the rectum after bowel movement, radiating to the tailbone;
  • Regular or irregular lumbar pain;
  • Going to the toilet isn’t particularly hard, but you have to force your stomach a little to start urinating. The patient does not pay much attention to this;
  • Sometimes there is a burning sensation in the urethra after urination.

The first signs of chronic prostatitis can occur for a long time. They may disappear and then feel again.

Infectious prostatitis

Often in the case of infectious prostatitis, the patient also carries other sexually transmitted diseases.

The first signs should be highlighted:

  • Cut into the urethra, blood in the urine;
  • Temperature rise;
  • Whitish urine (pus)
  • Frequent urge to use the toilet.

The first signs of bacterial prostatitis are similar to acute prostatitis, as the latter type often occurs precisely because of the efforts of an infectious agent.

pain in the lower abdomen in a man with prostatitis

Non-infectious prostatitis

After 40 years, a man may find the first signs of non-infectious prostatitis. It’s not the fault of the bacteria, it’s just the time.

The prostate enlarges, which can somehow manifest or go unnoticed.

When a person has problems, they become manifestations such as:

  • Difficulty urinating
  • Residual amount of urine in the bladder.
urinary problems with inflammation of the prostate

If it causes inflammation of the prostate, there is pain, burns and possibly fever.

There are basic (main) manifestations of any prostatitis in urinary problems. The pain may be of different localization and intensity, may burn at the end of urination, and may be absent.

Sexual problems occur in 99% of 100 cases, but this process is lengthy, taking several or more years.

Among the first signs is a decrease in urine pressure. If you need to force your abdominal muscles to start urinating (even if you’re not paying attention), it’s time to see a urologist.

This is the first sign of impending prostatitis.

What if you ignore these symptoms?

Suppose the acute prostatitis itself is gone (imagine it is gone).

After several days of torment, we easily go to the toilet again, the burning sensation and pain left us.

Euphoria does not last long - chronic inflammation is bound in the prostate, so prostatitis will continue to remind itself.

This is not the worst thing, as you can live with such sensations. What is important is what happens in the prostate.

Remember what its job is to maintain vital sperm activity.

Prostatitis inhibits and blocks this function. As a result of advanced prostatitis, a person may lose the ability to fertilize.

lack of potential for prostatitis

Another unpleasant consequence of advanced prostatitis is depression and bad mood. Constant toilet problems cause stress in a person.

Incomplete emptying of the bladder leads to inflammatory processes in it and in other parts of the urinary system.

So don't be idle.

How is prostatitis detected?

If you have the first signs of the disease, contact your urologist and tell us your feelings.

Prostatitis is diagnosed by medical history, rectal examination of the prostate, and TRUS.

The other methods are used as a complementary tool to identify or rule out comorbidities.

You can diagnose it at home. But prostatitis can be confused with inflammation of the urethra or bladder, so read the diagnosis of prostatitis carefully.


The treatment of prostatitis depends on its form.

The main tasks of the doctor:

  • Restoration of normal ureter. This means you need to reduce swelling, relieve muscle cramps, and stimulate urine production and excretion.
  • Fighting an infectious agent or physically eliminating the cause of prostatitis.
  • Relapse prevention (diet, lifestyle and good habits).
  • Stimulation of prostate activity - rectal massage of the prostate.

It can also be treated at home if you have previously agreed on treatment methods with a urologist. For example, it is useful to make special microcrystals with herbal decoctions.

To speed up your recovery, your doctor will prescribe physiotherapy.