The prostrate gland is a very important organ in the male body. It this organ that produces the fluid in which the sperm can be ejaculated during intercourse. The sperm are produced in the testis and can not travel alone and that is why the fluid made in the prostrate gland provides the perfect carrier for them.
This gland is located somewhere between the bladder and rectal area. It is a tiny gland which envelops the urinary tract or urethra. It can even be felt during a proper rectal examination by your physician. Due to its location the prostrate gland is the first organ to get affected when there is a problem in the surrounding areas.
When the prostrate gland gets infected and suffers from inflammation, the condition is defined as Prostratitis. The infection could be due to any reason like microorganisms or an untreated injury.
The infection could even be sexually transmitted during unprotected intercourse. This could be a potentially serious and uncomfortable situation. This is why any signs of a problem in the prostrate gland should never be ignored.
Doctors classify prostratitis into 4 categories i.e. acute, chronic, prostratitis sans inflammation and asymptomatic prostratitis with inflammation.
It is very essential for men to be aware of common symptoms of prostrate gland related problems. Here is a list of such signs and symptoms of Prostratitis.
Common Symptoms Of Prostratitis In Men
Fever and Shivering
In acute prostratitis the gland gets infected due to a urinary tract infection. The close proximity of the bladder to the gland is the main reason for this. Therefore the reasons are very similar to that of a UTI.
The patient may suffer from high body temperature (100 deg C and above), chills and bouts of severe sweating. These signs mean that the infection has spread a lot and needs to be treated immediately with a course of antibiotic medication. You must consult a doctor immediately in such a situation.
Some people suffering from this problem notice that the urge to urinate becomes more frequent than normal. This is felt even though the bladder is empty.
Pain in affected Parts
The prostrate gland is very sensitive and an infection can cause great discomfort. The inflammation also makes the area tender and painful. Some of the parts that may experience pain are the rectal region, the perineum and the scrotum. The patient may also find the act of urination very painful.
The affected person may also complain of a strong burning sensation while passing stool and also urinating.
Erectile dysfunction is also a common symptom in prostratitis sans inflammation. This is a problem where the patient is unable to achieve an erection of the penis.
In cases where erection does happen, it will most likely be difficult to sustain it for than a few seconds. This means that the infection has spread to the penile area as well.
This is a side effect of the symptoms themselves. Due to the pain and discomfort, the patient may feel a general feeling of uneasiness. He may also suffer from loss of appetite.