What is Prostatis?
Added: (Wed May 30 2007)
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From the desk of Dr Magne, author of Cancer Free For Life
Prostatitis: An acute, chronic, or noninfectious inflammation of the prostate . Symptoms include pain in the testicles , or rectal area and may sometimes include problems withejaculation , urination, or defecation.
The enlargement and inflammation of the prostate gland that results in a dull persistent pain in the lower back, testes, scrotum, and glans of the penis. There may also be a thin mucus discharge from the penis, especially in the morning.
The most basic and common affliction that affects the prostate is prostate inflammation, which is otherwise known as prostatitis. Due to the prostate gland's close proximity and position encircling the urethra, if the swelling of the gland becomes too great, it will restrict the ability to urinate comfortably. Urination may become painful and in the most extreme of cases even impossible. Depending upon its severity, a swollen prostate gland can be treated with corrective surgery, certain types of antibiotics and even prostate massage therapy. Prostatitis can often be the result of a bacterial infection as well.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is another prostate condition, though one that only affects older men. The surgery that is used to correct it is known as transurethral resection of the prostate, and a section of the prostate gland is actually removed in order to relieve the pressure on the urethra and restore proper urine flow. Benign prostatic hyperplasia is also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy. Symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia include urgent feeing to urinate, weak urinary stream, frequent need to urinate and involuntary discharge of urine.
95% of patients with prostatitis symptoms do not have an infection or inflammation that can account for their symptoms . The evidence is compelling that in these cases, the prostate is not the issue .
Most of the symptoms of discomfort, urinary dysfunction and pain related to sitting or sexual activity in cases diagnosed as prostatitis are caused by chronically tightened muscles in and around the pelvis. Our natural protective instincts can tighten the pelvic basin, causing pain and other perplexing and distressing symptoms. Stress is intimately involved in creating and continuing of these symptoms.
The good news is that it is possible for a large majority of sufferers to reduce and sometimes eliminate symptoms. Chronic tension in the pelvic muscles can cause many of the bewildering symptoms of prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndromes. People with pelvic pain reported these symptoms:
� Pain in the rectum, abdomen, testicles, penis, vagina, groin, legs, area above the pubic bone around the bladder, thighs, lower back , or other places
� A need to urinate frequently even when there is little to urinate, nocturia, dysuria, uninary frequency, urinary urgency
� A sense of a golf ball in the rectum, rectal spasm, rectal discomfort, anal pain, anal discomfort
� Pain in the penis, tip-of-the penis discomfort/pain, urethra, groin
� Increased pain or discomfort when sitting
� Discomfort hours or days after (or sometimes during) sex
� Not feeling fully empty or normally relieved after urination
� Either discomfort or relief after a bowel movement
� Other symptoms of pain and urinary, bowel or sexual dysfunction
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