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Prostatitis

Prostatitis is the swelling or inflammation of the prostate gland. Symptoms can occur sporadically over a period of months. Most prostate problems affect mainly older men, however prostatitis can develop in men of all ages. Here at London Urology our we offer a One Stop Prostate clinic that specialises in the treatment of Prostatitis.

Prostatitis

Symptoms of prostatitis

  • Passing urine frequently
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Pain when ejaculating
  • Pain in the lower back, pelvis, genitals and buttocks
  • Fever (High temperature)

Acute vs. chronic prostatitis

  • Acute prostatitis – Caused by bacterial infection, this infection can be a medical emergency where intravenous antibiotics may be required. Men with this disease will have fever like symptoms aches, chills and pain in the lower back and gentile area. This will develop rapidly and affects an estimated 1 in 10,000 men.
  • Chronic prostatitis – (Chronic pelvic pain syndrome) will affect 1 in 10 men between the ages of 30-50 years old. Although the cause is uncertain this can be described as pelvic or penile pain without evidence of infection. Symptoms will last at least three months and vary in severity affecting areas of the testicles, tip of the penis, pubic or bladder area.

Diagnosis of interstitial cystitis

There is no one test that is specific for interstitial cystitis. Because other conditions can cause the same symptoms, a diagnosis is made only after other possible causes are ruled out. Other conditions that can cause the same symptoms include:

  • bladder cancer
  • chronic prostatitis in men
  • endometriosis
  • kidney stones
  • sexually transmitted infection
  • urinary tract infection
  • vaginal infection

Diagnosis of prostatitis

A doctor will give you a rectal examination. They will take a urine sample to test the amount of bacteria present in the urine. Blood tests, ultrasound or a CT scan may be required to determine any other conditions that could cause these symptoms. A specialist may perform a cytoscopy to check for any bladder abnormalities.

Treatment of prostatitis

This is treated by a 4-6 week course of antibiotics. The symptoms should pass after two weeks, however to prevent any reoccurrence of infection it is imperative that the patient should see out the duration of the course. Paracetamol or Ibuprofen may be used to easy any pain or fever-like symptoms. In some case a specialist may suggest a prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) when there are small stones (calculi) in the prostate.

Urology Clinic

Our private urology clinic in London uses the latest techniques to give you the best diagnosis, intervention and aftercare for any urology problem you may be suffering from, allowing you to get back to your normal life as soon as possible.  We provide our urology Consultants with the most modern diagnostic equipment, so they can quickly find out what’s wrong. They also have four operating theatres at their disposal to carry out procedures, which cuts waiting times.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

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If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7432 8297.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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