Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

Date:2019-11-27 click:


Chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP) is a common disease of the urinary system, which is mostly seen in young and middle-aged people. Its etiology is complex, clinical manifestations are diverse, the course of the disease is prolonged, and it can recur. Patients generally have a long course of the disease and severe symptoms, which affect not only normal work and life but also cause great psychological pressure on patients. 

Retrograde infection through the urethra is a key infection way of chronic bacterial prostatitis. With the increase in the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases, the incidence of prostatitis is also increasing. There is no objective and specific diagnosis basis for this disease. 
It should be differentiated from the diseases that may cause pelvic pain and dysuria in clinical diagnosis. Patients with dysuria should be clear about whether there are bladder outlet obstruction and bladder dysfunction.
The main pathogenic factors were a retrograde infection of pathogens, similar to acute prostatitis, E. coli was the common pathogen, followed by Staphylococcus, Corynebacterium, and Enterococcus. Prostatic calculi and urine reflux may be the important reasons for the persistence of pathogens and the recurrence of infection.
Chronic bacterial prostatitis will cause recurrent symptoms of lower urinary tract infection, such as frequent and urgent urination, pain in urination, burning sensation, difficulty urination, urinary retention, and swelling of the posterior urethral anus and perineum, which usually lasts for more than 3 months.
The symptoms of chronic bacterial prostatitis are similar to those of chronic non-bacterial prostatitis and prostatic pain. The patient's history, comprehensive physical examination (including digital rectal examination), routine urine, and prostatic massage fluid examination should be inquired in detail. The two-cup method or four-cup method is recommended for the pathogen location test.
1. Drug treatment
It is based on oral antibiotic treatment, and sensitive drugs are selected. The course of treatment is 4-6 weeks, during which the curative effect should be evaluated in stages. 

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