Bacteria can infect the prostate and cause inflammation. Prostate infection or in medical terms called bacterial prostatitis can cause quite frequent pain and changes in urination. Unlike other prostate problems, such as prostate swelling or prostate cancer, which is more common in older men, prostatitis can occur in men of all ages. However, it usually occurs in men aged 30-50 years.
By knowing the symptoms, you can get treatment and treatment more quickly. The following are various symptoms of prostate infection.
Overview of prostate infection
The prostate is a small gland like walnuts located under the bladder. The prostate produces semen that carries sperm cells.
Prostate infection is inflammation and swelling of the prostate gland. This inflammation can be very painful, but can be cured properly.
There are two main types of prostate infection, namely:
- Chronic prostatitis. Symptoms of prostate infection come and go for several months.
- Acute prostatitis. The symptoms are severe and occur suddenly, this is rare but can be serious and requires immediate treatment.
Symptoms of prostate infection
If you have some of the symptoms below, see a doctor immediately. That way, the prostate can be quickly investigated and given appropriate treatment.
Acute prostate infection
- Pain that may be severe, in or around your penis, anus, lower abdomen or lower back (waist).  Pain during urination.
- Frequent urination, especially at night and pain.
- Urine has a pungent odor.
- There is blood in the urine or semen.
- Can't waste small water, which leads to urine accumulation in the bladder known as acute urine retention, this requires immediate medical attention.
- Feeling unwell with pain, pain, and possibly fever.
- Thick discharge from the penis ( not sperm when aroused.
- Nausea and vomiting.
You may experience chronic prostatitis if you have the following symptoms for at least three months:
- Pain around the penis, testicles, anus, stomach lower part, or lower back.
- Pain during urination
- Frequent urination, especially at night.
- Difficulty urinating.
- Prostate swells, although in some cases it may still be normal
- Sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction (impotence), pain during ejaculation, or pelvic pain after sex.
These symptoms can have an impact on your life. However, in many cases, these symptoms will gradually improve over time and with treatment.
Factors that increase the likelihood of prostate infection
Some people are more likely to get prostate infection if:
- 30-50 years old  Using a catheter
- Having a urinary tract infection
- There is a history of having previous prostatitis
- Having sustained injury to the pelvis after undergoing a procedure involving the urethra or prostate
- Having HIV / AIDS