Does Prostate Calcification Mean You Have Prostatitis?

Date:2024-05-16 click:0

Prostate calcification, also known as prostate calcification foci or prostate calcification plaques, is a disease caused by the deposition of calcium salts in prostate acini. It is commonly present in the male urogenital system and is mainly discovered through imaging examinations.


Prostatitis refers to the inflammatory response of the prostate gland and tissue caused by various reasons, and patients may have clinical manifestations such as pain and discomfort in the pelvic area and abnormal urination. 

Therefore, prostatic calcification and prostatitis are two different diseases and cannot be confused.

Causes of prostate calcification 

1. Localized inflammation: if inflammation occurs locally in the prostate and is not treated promptly, calcification may be formed after healing

2. Localized lesions: patients with prostate tumors or prostate tuberculosis will suffer localized inflammation of the prostate. If the inflammation is not well controlled, prostate calcification may also be formed after inflammation heals.

3. Metabolic factors of the whole body: If the levels of androgens in the body have been declining, local deposition of the prostate may occur over a long period, resulting in calcification.

Difference between prostate calcification and Prostatitis

1. Different causes

Prostate calcification is usually caused by patients with chronic prostatitis for a long time without timely treatment. Prostatitis is probably caused by an aseptic inflammatory infection of the prostate.

2. Different symptoms

Prostate calcification is mainly manifested as urinary dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, local or systemic discomfort, etc. The symptoms of Prostatitis mainly include frequent urination, urgency, incomplete urination, and sometimes accompanied by pain in the perineal area.

3. Different treatments

Prostate calcification symptoms are more severe and may require removal surgery. Prostatitis can be treated under the guidance of a doctor by taking oral medications.

What should I do if I have prostate calcification?

Maintain a good mood and perform appropriate physical exercises, especially exercises to strengthen pelvic muscles;

Avoid spicy food, eat more fruits and vegetables, and avoid smoking and alcohol; Drink plenty of water in daily life, urinate frequently, and maintain smooth urination and defecation;

Avoid long-term sedentary, cycling, etc. Sexual life should be regular and avoid too little and too often;

Patients can take antibiotics or herbal medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill to control the condition effectively.

Prostate calcification has no obvious clinical symptoms in the early stage, but corresponding symptoms may appear when combined with other prostate diseases, such as Prostatitis and seminal vesiculitis.

When patients have lower abdominal or perineal pain, urination disorders or frequent urination, urination pain, and other symptoms, it may be due to prostate calcification has been combined with prostate stones, prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia and urinary tract stones, and other diseases. 

No special treatment is required for asymptomatic prostate calcification. If it is complicated by chronic infection, hyperplasia, or obstruction, it can be treated according to the treatment for chronic prostatitis and hyperplasia. If there is a stubborn infection or recurrent acute infection and severe obstruction, prostatectomy should be performed as soon as possible, even if the infection is controlled.

In general, patients with prostate calcification without obvious clinical symptoms do not need treatment. Younger patients should undergo annual re-examinations, while middle-aged and elderly patients should undergo further examination to exclude other diseases. If the patient has symptoms or is accompanied by other diseases, they should be treated promptly.

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