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There are many factors that can lead to the inflammation of the prostate. Acute prostatitis, which is one of the common prostate problems in young men, is emphasized with frequent and painful urinating. Feeling of pressure and tension in the prostate area are also present. Increased temperature might also occur, even followed by fever, but pain is also present in the moment of defecation, which also puts pressure on prostate.

Acute prostatitis

Rectal examination will reveal that prostate is enlarged and painful and the pain can sometimes be so intense that patients might collapse during the examination. Usually after the examination, urine shows traces of leucocytes and pus. Treatment for this prostate problem is done with antibiotics, liquid infusion, analgesics and spasmolytic. If acute prostatitis is not treated properly or in time, it can lead to complications in the form of prostate abscess. During abscess, present symptoms are similar to those in acute prostatitis, with high temperature, fever and rectal pain (pain that happens spontaneously or while defecating) as the main signs. Treating abscess requires hospitalization and drainage of the prostate.

Chronic prostatitis

Chronic prostatitis is another problem that might occur in young men. It usually comes after acute prostatitis and quite often, there is no high temperature, but mild non febrile inflammation is present. It can be caused by bacteria, when the source can be precisely pinpointed, but it can also be non bacterial, when the source is not easily discovered. It is emphasized with mild pressure and tension in the prostate area which spreads towards the testicles, inguinal area and thighs. Pain is usually located relatively low in the pelvic area and it intensifies while sitting. This condition can complicate if a patient consumes alcohol in large quantities, but even cold can also cause additional problems. Sexual function in men can be disrupted.

Treating also requires antibiotics. Prostate problems usually affect men in their third and fourth decade of life. Every third of these men suffers from the so-called real prostatitis, while another third has prostatodinia, which signifies functional disorder of prostate while there are no clear organic changes. This condition is not an illness; symptoms resemble those in chronic prostatitis, but without any proof of infection or prostate inflammation. Treatment is done with the applying of hot baths, by avoiding the use of spices for food and by regulating defecation process.

Generally speaking, inflammation of prostate usually affects younger men. This problem can happen when there are some other conditions present, such as urethritis and epididymitis, for example, which means that checking the prostate from time to time, particularly, when there is some other problem present in the area is highly recommended.

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