What are the Symptoms of Bacterial Prostatitis

By Max. D Gray. Updated: August 8, 2017
What are the Symptoms of Bacterial Prostatitis

The irritation and swelling of the prostate gland or prostate is known as prostatitis and if it occurs due to a bacterial infection it's called bacterial prostatitis. This is one of the most common urological diseases and we can differentiate between acute or chronic bacterial prostatitis, when it persists for more than three months. If you would like to know more about this infection, this OneHowTo article explains what the symptoms of bacterial prostatitis are.

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First, note that the same bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs) may be responsible for bacterial prostatitis and can come from a sexually transmitted disease (STD) such as gonorrhoea or chlamydia.


Most of the symptoms of bacterial prostatitis are shared with other urinary and male reproductive system disorders, such as pelvic pain and burning during urination, the latter medically known as dysuria.


Likewise, bacterial prostatitis can suddenly cause fever, hot flushes and chills that will cause general discomfort for the patient. They can also feel fatigued without having done much.

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Moreover, changes may occur in urination, such as a strong urine odour along with difficulty to completely emptying the bladder, i.e., urinary retention. Sometimes, it also causes pollakiuria, which is the urgent need to urinate constantly.


Men suffering from bacterial prostatitis may also notice blood in their urine or semen, along with pain during ejaculation. Similarly, they may feel pain in their testicles or in the area between the anus and genitals.

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These symptoms, as already pointed out, aren't exclusively related to acute prostatitis, but they are shared with other types of infection and other male reproductive and urinary tract diseases.

You should immediately visit your urologist if you're experiencing any of these or you're having any other problems. In the meantime, you can also check out the best tea for prostate health so you can prevent further complications.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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