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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is acute prostatitis?

The sudden inflammation of the prostate gland which can be caused by a bacterial infection.

Symptoms of acute prostatitis

  • Fever

  • Frequent urination

  • Often have a sudden need to pass urine in the past one month

  • Pain when passing urine

  • Pain in the region between the scrotum and the anus

  • Feeling there is still urine left in the bladder after urinating

  • Bloody or red urine

  • Low back pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for acute prostatitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose acute prostatitis

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Have you been passing urine more often?

  • Do you sometimes have a sudden, strong urge to rush to the the toilet and pass urine?

  • Do you feel pain when passing urine?

  • Do you have pain in the region between the scrotum and the anus?

Treatment for acute prostatitis

Prostatitis is treated with antibiotics. This can be given by mouth however in severe cases hospitalization and injected antibiotics may needed. Painkillers and medicines to shrink the prostate may help to reduce urination pain.

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