The first symptoms of prostatitis appear in case of inflammation in the prostate gland. With the infectious nature of the pathological process, the clinical picture is usually more acute and aggravated in a short time. For aseptic or stagnant prostatitis is characterized by the gradual appearance of signs of the disease with alternating periods of exacerbation and remission.
The following factors can trigger the appearance of the first symptoms of prostatitis:
- weakening of the body as a result of viral infections;
- long period of sexual abstinence ;
- rough sexual intercourse;
- errors in nutrition;
- infectious diseases of the genitourinary tract.
The first symptoms of prostatitis
Most often, the initial stages of prostatitis are manifested by disorders of urination, although the appearance of violations in the genital area is also possible:
- frequent urination, forcing the patient to get up to the toilet several times during the night;
- difficulty urinating when the urine stream becomes sluggish or the liquid is expelled drop by drop;
- feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder;
- a change in the nature of urine that becomes turbid may contain streaks of mucus or pus;
- cutting and burning pains along the urethra during urination;
- unpleasant pulling sensations in the crotch area and lower abdomen;
- the appearance of pain during an act of defecation;
- reduced potency;
- deterioration of the quality of orgasm;
- accelerated ejaculation.
The initial symptoms of prostatitis may be hiding under the guise of a common cold. So often men feel general weakness, body aches, and headache characteristic of a viral infection. Often, the temperature rises to subfebrile numbers, there is a fever, sleep disturbances and mood changes. Such nonspecific signs rarely make a man turn to a urologist, and only the appearance of urination disorders suggests the presence of problems in the urogenital area.
Exacerbation of prostatitis
For chronic prostatitis is characterized by a sequential change of phases of exacerbation and remission. As a rule, the condition of patients with such a diagnosis worsens in the autumn-spring period and in winter. During these months, you should carefully monitor the risk factors for exacerbation of prostatitis and avoid their effects. If preventive measures have been ineffective and the condition has worsened, you should immediately contact a specialist.
Recognize the exacerbation of prostatitis by the following features:
- the appearance of pain, severe burning, cramps and characteristic "lumbago" in the perineum, urethra, rectum, penis, lower back;
- mucous discharge from the urethra after urination and defecation;
- mucous discharge from the rectum during a sharply painful and difficult act of defecation;
- frequent, painful urge to urinate with the release of insignificant amounts of urine;
- the appearance of reddish, brown, green-yellow urine ;
- sharp odor of urine;
- pain during erection, radiating to the head of the penis;
- loss of quality or lack of erection.
During an exacerbation of chronic prostatitis, general symptoms of the presence of an inflammatory process in the body appear: an increase in body temperature to high numbers, daily temperature drops, sweating, chills, weakness. The lack of adequate treatment during this period may further aggravate the course of chronic inflammation in the prostate gland and lead to the development of such complications of the disease as prostate abscesses, sexual dysfunction, infertility.