The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system, which includes the penis, prostate, seminal vesicles, and testicles. The prostate is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra. Problems with your prostate can limit your activities, cause sexual problems, including erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory issues, and decrease your quality of life. Severe prostate issues, like prostate cancer, can be life-threatening.
Symptoms of prostate problems can include:
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Need to get up many times during the night to urinate
- Cloudy urine
- Blood in urine or semen
- Pain or burning urination
- Painful ejaculations
- Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips, pelvic or rectal area, or upper thighs
- Dribbling of urine
- Fever, chills, muscle aches and other flu-like symptoms (with acute bacterial prostatitis)
- Weak urine stream, or a stream that stops and starts
- Trouble starting to pee
- Not being able to fully empty the bladder
- Erectile dysfunction
Prostatitis is a disorder of the prostate gland usually associated with inflammation. There are generally four types of prostatitis:
- Acute bacterial prostatitis, a bacterial infection of the prostate usually with sudden, severe symptoms
- Chronic bacterial prostatitis, ongoing or recurring bacterial infection usually with less severe symptoms
- Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, ongoing or recurring pelvic pain and urinary tract symptoms with no evidence of infection
- Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis, signs of an inflamed prostate with no symptoms
Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a health issue that becomes more common with age. It’s also called an enlarged prostate. The prostate often gets bigger as you get older. An enlarged prostate can cause symptoms that may bother you, such as blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder. It also can cause bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems.
Penile Rehabilitation Program After Prostatectomy
Prostatectomy is surgery to remove part or all of the prostate gland. The procedure is used to treat a number of conditions affecting the prostate. It’s most commonly used as a treatment for prostate cancer. Some of the effects of a prostatectomy include urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction, among other symptoms. It is important to remember that a prostatectomy can be a life-saving procedure.
Individuals with prostate issues, not only have to deal with unpleasant symptoms; they may also feel sexual performance anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Fortunately, at Texas Sexual Health we have a range of treatments to improve your sexual experience in spite of these issues. We look at all the symptoms and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs and concerns to reduce pain and discomfort and alleviate urination and ejaculation issues. Moreover, we offer a Penile Rehabilitation Program after prostatectomy for the recovery of sexual function and pleasure. In the end, we help individuals and couples recover the joy in intimacy and sex. If you are plagued with prostate-related issues, call us today.
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