Prostatitis is characterized with inflammation of prostate gland.
There may be infectious and non-infectious causes of prostatitis. Focus of infection which causes the disease not always may be found. For example, the cause of acute prostatitis development may be a bacterial infection which enters prostate gland via urinary tract. However, prostatitis may be caused by fungal or viral infections.
What are non-infectious causes? Congestion prostatitis develops as a result of secretion congestion in prostate gland and blood congestion in vessels. Bloodshunting may result from irregular sexual life, ongoing stationary work, wearing tight underwear.
Forms of acute prostatitis:
1) catarrhal prostatitis. Major sign is urination disorder.
2) follicular prostatitis. Symptoms are urination disorder, pains in crotch and anus, body temperature rise.
3) parenchymatous prostatitis. Most often it courses in form of prostate gland abscess. Symptoms: fever, chills, body temperature, acute pains in crotch and anus area, behind pubis, frequent painful urinations.
Infection may spread to scrotum causing inflation, redding and pains when touching. More severe complications are pyogenesis in mild tissues of pelvis.