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  • Pain below the scrotum

  • Perineal pain (male)

  • Blood in urine

  • Fever then no fever then fever again

  • Pain in the backside, in front of the anus

  • Not urinating much

  • Pain at the beginning of urine

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What is acute prostatitis?

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

Symptoms of acute prostatitis

  • Pain in the region between the scrotum and the anus

  • Fever

  • Pain when passing urine

  • Bloody or red urine

  • Decrease in urine volume

  • On medications that suppresses the immune system

  • Taking steroids

  • Pain in the pelvis- the lowest part of the abdomen, between the belly button and groin

Questions your doctor may ask to check for acute prostatitis

  • Do you have pain between the scrotum and anus?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have pain when urinating?

  • Have you ever had red or brown urine?

  • Are you urinating less?

Treatment for acute prostatitis

Prostatitis is treated with antibiotics. These can be given orally, but in severe cases, hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics may be needed. Painkillers and medicines to shrink the prostate may also be used to reduce symptoms.

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References

  • Bruyère F, Cariou G, Boiteux JP, Hoznek A, Mignard JP, Escaravage L, Bernard L, Sotto A, Soussy CJ, Coloby P; le CIAFU. Prostatites aiguës [Acute prostatitis]. Prog Urol. 2008 Mar;18 Suppl 1:19-23. French. doi: 10.1016/S1166-7087(08)70508-6. PMID: 18455078.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1166708708705086?via%3Dihub

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Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

Nao Saito, MD

Nao Saito, MD (Urology)

After graduating from Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Dr. Saito worked at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, Toda Chuo General Hospital, Tokyo Women's Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, and Ako Chuo Hospital before becoming Deputy Director (current position) at Takasaki Tower Clinic Department of Ophthalmology and Urology in April 2020.

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