Prostate inflammation (prostatitis)
The term prostatitis (prostatitis) indicates an acute or chronic inflammation of the prostate. When the prostate is a chestnut-sized gland with a smooth surface, which is located below the bladder in males and encloses the top portion of the urethra.
The prostate can ignite, for example, when bacteria or certain substances penetrate from the urine in the prostate tissue. The consequences of prostatitis are usually
Depending on whether bacteria are responsible for prostate inflammation or not, one can roughly two groups differ from one another:
When bacterial prostatitis, a distinction is a acute and a chronic Shape. Triggers are in both cases bacteria that ascend through the urethra enter the prostate and trigger an infection. Often acute prostatitis therefore arises in the context
The chronic prostatitis develops usually as a complication of acute prostatitis - as if some bacteria remain in the prostate despite treatment.
At the noninflammatory Pelvic pain syndrome it comes to similar symptoms as with a prostate infection, but it can be neither bacteria nor notice signs of inflammation in the blood. So, these are likely to be a psychosomatic illness.
The Prostate: What is it?
The prostate is an organ that only men who - along with the seminal vesicles and vas deferens, testis and epididymis it is one of the internal reproductive organs. The prostate consists primarily of connective tissue, smooth muscle and glands that open with their so-called ducts into the urethra.
most important task the prostate: under the influence of hormones It forms a milky secretion that is admixed to the ejaculation the sperm. This secretion ensures that sperm are mobile and supports them so on their way to female egg.
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The healthy prostate is about the size of a thick chestnut and is located just below the bladder.