Inflammation of the bladder in men - why it's much worse than women?

August 30, 2012

 inflammation of the bladder Men
 Inflammation of the bladder in men almost never comes from only one infection, and any infection in the bladder is much more difficult to get men than women in the bladder - affects the difference in the anatomy of the urogenital organs.

 Inflammation of the bladder in men - why it's much worse than women?

It causes inflammation of the bladder in men

Especially men is long, tortuous and narrow the urethra (urethritis). So they never have problems with a hit through the urethra into the bladder infection. But pathogens can get from the urethra when it is inflamed, often it is the result of inflammation of the genital infections, which then joins the non-specific infection (staphylococcus, proteus, etc.). Genital infections often lead to the narrowing (stricture) of the urethra due to proliferation at the site of inflammation of connective tissue. This in turn causes a disturbance of passage of urine. Compound infections and disorders passage of urine and leads to the development of an inflammation of the bladder.

Often the development of cystitis in men between the ages after forty years, when an effect of the prostate. For various reasons, it can become inflamed, or grow it arises tumor (adenoma). All these phenomena lead to an increase in prostate cancer, and as it is located around the urethra, and the latter are pressed violation passage of urine - the basis cystitis.

Finally, cystitis in men as well as women may develop as a result of a significant reduction of immunity, such as immunodeficiency, cancer after treatment with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and so on. Infection can then penetrate into the bladder through the blood or lymph.

 Inflammation of the bladder in men - why it's much worse than women?


In acute cystitis in men initially appear abdominal pain and frequent painful urination - very similar to the symptoms of acute inflammation of the prostate gland. Urging to urinate can be very frequent and painful, but urine is released at the same time quite a bit, sometimes a few drops. Urine usually turbid, with large amounts of leukocytes, the end of urination often sees a drop of blood. In some cases, whole blood, urine turns at each micturition, in that case we speak of hemorrhagic cystitis.

In acute cystitis temperature may rise, there is a fever, and malaise. Acute cystitis in men Cystitis in men - is always a reason  Cystitis in men - is always a reason
   can give a complication of kidney - pyelonephritis. Acute inflammation of the bladder can not be treated if there is no other reason for its development, then it will be on their own in a few days. That's just such a "miracle" in men is almost never so acute cystitis Cystitis: urgently take action  Cystitis: urgently take action
   shall be first treated, and then complete the survey.

Chronic inflammation of the bladder in men often goes unnoticed. But in some cases there are frequent relapses on grounds almost indistinguishable from acute cystitis. And since men often associated with cystitis prostatitis, relapses can occur quite painful. Thus after each relapse bladder wall undergoes changes in a proliferation of connective tissue and the loss of the contractile capability (i.e., its basic function).

 Inflammation of the bladder in men - why it's much worse than women?

Examination and treatment

Acute cystitis is treated first, and then examine the patient. In chronic cystitis, if the patient's condition allows, it begins with a survey. For urine for culture to identify the pathogen and its sensitivity to various drugs, a common blood and urine tests, biochemical tests (check kidney function). In addition, an ultrasound, X-ray, endoscopic examination of the bladder, prostate, and if necessary, the entire urinary system and kidneys.

After the diagnosis is the treatment. If the cause of cystitis was the narrowing of the urethra, it buzhiruyut (expandable with a special tool of manipulation). If the obstacle in the passage of urine eliminated by conservative methods is not possible, make the operation. If you have problems with the prostate gland, or it is also being treated conservatively (prostatitis) or quickly (adenoma).

Simultaneously, the treatment of cystitis Treatment of cystitis - in which cases need hospitalization  Treatment of cystitis - in which cases need hospitalization
 . If necessary (it usually occurs in acute cystitis or chronic recurrent expressed) shall be appointed by antibacterial or antifungal drugs. If acute cystitis Acute cystitis: Treat treated responsibly  Acute cystitis: Treat treated responsibly
   treated without preliminary identification of the pathogen, and then adjusted if necessary treatment, the chronic cystitis antimicrobials are assigned strictly on the results of analyzes.

Local treatment of acute cystitis is not carried out, and carried out in chronic bladder irrigation, instillation into it (instillation) medicinal solutions. Assign also gymnastics and physiotherapy.

Only complex treatment after a thorough examination can lead to the suspension of the progression of cystitis in men.

Galina Romanenko

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Bacterial prostatitis - can be acute or chronic

January 29, 2014

 bacterial prostatitis
 Bacterial prostatitis may be acute or chronic. These two types of prostatitis is usually caused by different infectious agents. And since in some cases the disease for the time being asymptomatic, sometimes it is difficult to determine an acute inflammation of the primary or recurrent chronic prostatitis.


Bacterial prostatitis - causes of the disease

Acute bacterial prostatitis is usually the result of cold, stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 , Fatigue, alcohol abuse, and other causes of immunosuppression.

Against the background of reduced immunity activated pathogenic microflora living on the surface of the genitals or in the centers of persistent infection and pathogens to penetrate and prostate with a current of urine from the urethra (the upward path of infection) or with blood from distant foci (eg, tonsils, paranasal sinuses, and so on). Acute bacterial prostatitis often causes E. coli, Staphylococcus and Proteus.

Chronic bacterial prostatitis is often the result of sexually transmitted infections (such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc.).


Symptoms of bacterial prostatitis

Symptoms of bacterial prostatitis are more pronounced than the symptoms of relapse of chronic prostatitis. For example, in acute bacterial prostatitis is almost always there are violations of the general condition of the patient manifested in varying degrees of fever, chills, malaise. During exacerbation of chronic prostatitis, these symptoms are rare and are expressed to a small extent.

In acute bacterial prostatitis symptoms of the disease depend on the changes that occur in the prostate tissue. If the inflammatory process captures only the ducts of the prostate, the disease is not serious, sometimes even without raising the temperature. Pain in the perineum and the sacrum and urination disorders are also significant, acute urinary retention does not happen. If the weave glandular prostate is affected, the disease is more severe, severe pain, possible acute urinary retention. The hardest part is acute purulent prostatitis Purulent prostatitis - require immediate medical attention  Purulent prostatitis - require immediate medical attention
   - With high fever, intoxication, chills, urination and defecation disorders and the formation of abscesses in the prostate and surrounding tissue.

Symptoms of chronic prostatitis Chronic prostatitis - every man should know his signs  Chronic prostatitis - every man should know his signs
   associated with the duration of the disease, frequency, severity and duration of relapses, as well as the involvement of other urinary organs.

The most typical manifestation of chronic bacterial prostatitis are pain of different nature and sensory disturbances in the suprapubic and groin, perineum, inner thighs on the lower back and lower back, in the area of ​​the genitals and rectum. Pain can be greatly enhanced through sexual contact and after.

Characterized by voiding a frequent urge, pain at the end of urination. Sometimes there is a long involuntary outflow of urine drops after urinating.

There are also disorders of sexual function disorders of sexual desire, erectile dysfunction Erection - what hinders and what helps a man to be a man  Erection - what hinders and what helps a man to be a man
 , Ejaculation and orgasm defective. In the long prostatitis may suffer spermatogenesis - sperm loses its fertilizing capacity, it reduces sperm count and can come complete infertility.


Treatment of bacterial prostatitis

Treatment of acute bacterial prostatitis - a bed rest, drinking plenty of fluids, easily digestible food. Drug treatment includes the immediate appointment of broad-spectrum antibiotics that are active against the bacterial flora, most commonly caused by an infectious-inflammatory processes in the urogenital organs (most suitable antibiotics tetracycline and fluoroquinolones).

To remove the inflammation, swelling, pain and fever medication prescribed group of NSAIDs - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (diclofenac, ibuprofen, Nise). Assign also antispasmodic, relieves spasms of smooth muscles of internal organs - it also helps to reduce pain and decrease urinary disorders.

Treatment of chronic bacterial prostatitis is aimed at eliminating the infection and the normalization of the function of the prostate. Antibiotics are appointed at the same time only during the exacerbation and the results of seeding prostate secretion to identify the infectious agent and its sensitivity to various drugs.

Outside exacerbation prescribe a course of physical therapy, prostate massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture and so on.

Galina Romanenko

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