What is nonbacterial prostatitis? from buzai232's blog

What is nonbacterial prostatitis?

Nonbacterial prostatitis is swelling and irritation (inflammation) of the prostate that is not caused by bacteria. It is the most common type of chronic (long-term) prostatitis.To get more news about chronic nonbacterial prostatitis symptoms, you can visit our official website.

The prostate gland is part of a man’s reproductive system. It is about the size of a walnut and located between the bladder and the penis. The prostate gland surrounds the upper part of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out through the penis. It makes fluid that nourishes sperm and helps carry it out of the body during sex.
Your healthcare provider will ask about your symptoms and examine you. You may have tests such as:

A rectal exam, which your provider does by gently putting a lubricated and gloved finger in your rectum to feel the prostate gland
Urine tests
Tests of fluid from your prostate
You may have tests to check for other possible causes of your symptoms, such as a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
Sometimes nonbacterial prostatitis responds promptly to treatment, but it is often hard to cure. Symptoms may last for weeks or months or may come and go for years. Your healthcare provider may prescribe medicine to:

Here are some things you can do to help relieve pain and other symptoms:

Follow the full course of treatment prescribed by your healthcare provider.
Take nonprescription pain medicine, such as ibuprofen or naproxen. Read the label and take as directed. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen, may cause stomach bleeding and other problems. These risks increase with age. Unless recommended by your healthcare provider, you should not take this medicine for more than 10 days.
Take a warm bath.
Take a stool softener if constipation is a problem.
Ask your provider:
How and when you will hear your test results
How long it will take to recover
What activities you should avoid and when you can return to your normal activities
How to take care of yourself at home
What symptoms or problems you should watch for and what to do if you have them
Make sure you know when you should come back for a checkup.
How can I help prevent prostatitis?
Avoid sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs and STIs). Use latex or polyurethane condoms every time you have sex. Have just 1 sexual partner who does not have sex with anyone else.
Keep your genital area clean. If you are a man who has not been circumcised, good hygiene includes gently pulling back the foreskin to wash the tip of the penis every time you bathe or shower. This helps to prevent urinary tract infections, which can lead to prostatitis. When done cleaning, gently put the foreskin back in place.
Get prompt treatment for any urinary tract problems. This lowers your risk for prostate problems.

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