Prostatitis Treatment in Southern California
Swelling and inflammation of the prostate is a medical condition known as prostatitis. This type of inflammation is often due to an infection of the prostate, but it is possible for this gland to swell for other reasons.
Prostatitis can be both painful and scary, it is important that you get ahead of the symptoms before any additional symptoms occur. The board-certified urologists at Southland Urology will take the time to evaluate, diagnose, and treat your prostatitis symptoms. If you have any questions or would like schedule an appointment, please call our offices in Fullerton or Yorba Linda at (714) 870-5970.
What are the Symptoms of Prostatitis?
The initial symptom of prostatitis is generally quite painful, which is typically what will send a man in to see Southland Urology. This pain is most often noticed during urination, ejaculation, or defecation.
If the infection is bacterial, most men will experience flu-like symptoms as a result of prostatitis. Another common symptom of prostatitis is bloody or cloudy urine.
How is Prostatitis Treated by Southland Urology?
After an expert at Southland Urology has diagnosed a patient with prostatitis using standard procedure that includes a prostate exam and additional imaging tests, they will begin to discuss treatment options for the patient’s particular type of prostatitis.
If the prostatitis is indeed caused by a bacterial infection then antibiotics should be able to effectively treat the condition in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to find a direct cause associated with prostatitis.
Individuals with prostatitis that is not caused by an infection are typically recommended to try a combination of medications and lifestyle changes. Most medications will aim to relax the muscles of the prostate, though antidepressants and anti-inflammatories are also frequently prescribed to help ease the patient’s discomfort. Avoidance of spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol have also proven to be effective in reducing pain caused by chronic nonbacterial prostatitis.