Prostatitis Treatment at Lowcountry Urology Clinics

The physicians at Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC have years of experience in the causes, detection and treatment of prostatitis, or inflammation of the prostate gland. Here are answers to a few commonly asked questions about prostatitis.

What is the prostate?

The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. It is a small, walnut-sized gland located below the bladder, in front of the rectum and surrounding the urethra.

What is prostatitis?

Whenever you see “itis” at the end off the word it means inflammation. So, prostatitis is an inflammation of your prostate gland. Prostatitis is often associated with some kind of infection, but sometimes not.

How common is prostatitis?

Prostatitis turns up in about 8% of all Urologist visits in the US.

What are the symptoms of prostatitis?

Symptoms of prostatitis include painful urination or a “burning sensation,” difficulty in urination, frequent night urination, urination urgency, painful ejaculation, groin pain, lower back pain and others.

How do you treat prostatitis?

The most common treatment for prostatitis is antibiotics. Sometimes doctors prescribe alpha-blockers to help relax the bladder neck and the muscle fibers where your prostate joins your bladder.

Detect and Treat Prostatitis at Lowcountry Urology Clinics!

If any of the above symptoms sound familiar to you, schedule a consultation with Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC today. Contact us to learn more.