Most Common Prostate Problems in Elderly

The Prostatitis Foundation estimates that about 50% of men in the United States will experience prostatitis during their lifetime. The chances of this are far greater in men over the age of 50.

Prostatitis can result in symptoms such as: inability to urinate, pain in the groin, sexual dysfunction, depression and feeling tired. Many cases of prostatitis are the cause of a bacterial infection in the prostate and can easily be treated. Other cases are not as well understood, and can be more difficult to diagnose. While the most common are cases of nonbacterial prostatitis, there are also acute and chronic cases of prostatitis.

Acute prostatitis can be caused by a number of things ranging from E-coli to prostate biopsy. For an extensive list of causes, visit the U.S National Library of Medicine. Chronic prostatitis develops more slowly than acute prostatitis and generally continues for a longer time. Symptoms include: blood in the urine stream, decreased urine stream, low-grade fever and incontinence. Being the most common type of prostatitis, nearly 35% of men over 50 have chronic prostatitis.

Testing for any type of prostatitis can be done during a physical exam, through a urinalysis, urine culture, semen analysis and a culture of prostate prostate secretions. Depending on the extent of discomfort and duration of pain, your doctor will decide which of the aforementioned tests is most appropriate.

As with any physical concerns and discomfort, discussing your concerns with your urologist is highly recommended. Your doctor can prescribe antibiotics, stool softeners for pain during bowel movements, and anti-inflammatory medicines such as Motrin and Aleve.

Prostatitis can eventually lead to erectile dysfunction if it is not treated, so it is important to ask your doctor about preventative measures and lifestyle changes that can prevent it or lessen symptoms of impotence.

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