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
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.
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 .
|Hematologic tests (Blood test)|
|Prostate specific antigen measurement (Prostate specific antigen test)|
|Other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation)||$101|
|Insertion of catheter into urinary bladder|
|Endoscopy and endoscopic biopsy of the urinary tract||$537|
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 .
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.