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Prostatitis

Also known as Prostate Inflammation

Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland. Prostatitis is classified into acute, chronic, asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis, and chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with prostatitis, 58% report having painful urination, 52% report having frequent urination, and 41% report having pain in testicles. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of prostatitis are painful urination, frequent urination, retention of urine, pain in testicles, blood in urine, symptoms of prostate, and impotence, although you may still have prostatitis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with prostatitis often receive urinalysis, hematologic tests, prostate specific antigen measurement, rectal examination, ultrasonography, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), insertion of catheter into urinary bladder and endoscopy and endoscopic biopsy of the urinary tract .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with prostatitis include ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin (levaquin), tamsulosin (flomax), doxycycline, tadalafil (cialis), dutasteride (avodart), phenazopyridine (azo), finasteride (propecia), alfuzosin (uroxatral), vardenafil (levitra), testosterone, silodosin (rapaflo) and chondroitin .

Ciprofloxacin
$7
(7 days)
Levofloxacin (Levaquin)
$119
(7 days)
Tamsulosin (Flomax)
$65
(28 days)
Doxycycline
$11
(14 days)
Tadalafil (Cialis)
$295
(28 days)
Dutasteride (Avodart)
$97
(28 days)
Phenazopyridine (Azo)
$5
(7 days)
Finasteride (Propecia)
$37
(28 days)
Alfuzosin (Uroxatral)
$98
(28 days)
Vardenafil (Levitra)
$94
(28 days)
Testosterone
$185
(28 days)
Silodosin (Rapaflo)
$99
(28 days)
Chondroitin

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for prostatitis include sex == male, age 60-74 years and age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, sex == female, and age < 1 years almost never get prostatitis.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.5x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
1.6x
60-74 years
2.2x
75+ years
0.9x

Sex

Male
2.4x
Female
0.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.1x
Other
0.9x
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