Prostatitis is the "scourge" of the male half of humanity.The age of the disease decreases every year. A few decades ago, genitourinary dysfunction was only diagnosed in middle-aged men. Now prostatitis has become younger, so even 20-year-old boys and adolescents are not immune to it.
The difference between prostatitis and prostate adenoma
What is the difference between prostatitis and prostate adenoma? If in the first case we are talking about inflammation, in the second we are talking about the process of tumor growth. At the level of clinical manifestations, chronic prostatitis is very difficult to distinguish from an adenoma, which is why it is so important not to start the disease, but to undergo an examination as soon as possible.
Types of prostatitis
Several factors cause prostatitis:
- bacterial - pathogens of sexually transmitted and genital infections, Escherichia coli;
- abacterial - deformation of muscle tissue due to a sedentary lifestyle and work, stress.
Acute and chronic prostatitis are forms of the disease that differ in their clinical picture and consequences.
Symptoms of the disease
One of the criteria for differentiating the disease is the age of the man. Prostate adenoma practically does not occur in people under the age of 45. Prostatitis is diagnosed in 15, 25 and 40 year olds.
Signs of manifestation of prostatitis and adenoma
|pain||in acute form||in 2 or 3 steps|
|urination disorder||in acute form||constantly|
|sexual dysfunctions||at the onset of the disease, sexual desire increases over time - erectile dysfunction||gradual weakening of potency to impotence|
|PSA indicators, ng / ml||from 0 to 10||up to 16|
|ultrasound data||inflammation of the prostate||the prostate is enlarged|