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Chronic Prostatitis May be Easily Confused with These 7 Diseases
Chronic prostatitis is a common disease in young and middle-aged men. According to statistics, more than 50% of men will suffer from this disease in their lifetime. In the past, people thought that chronic prostatitis was inflammation of the prostate. Current studies have confirmed that this view is one-sided. 
 
The latest understanding of chronic prostatitis in the medical community is that chronic prostatitis is a syndrome of chronic pelvic pain or lower urinary tract symptoms related to the prostate, a manifestation of inflammation or dysfunction in the prostate and surrounding muscles and other tissues organs. What diseases are easily confused with chronic prostatitis? Let's recognize them one by one.
 

Some confusing diseases with chronic prostatitis
 
1. Chronic urethritis or cystitis:
 
Its clinical manifestations are similar to chronic prostatitis, but no abnormal findings can be found on prostate examination. The symptoms of chronic urethritis are not as pronounced as those of acute urethritis. 
 
The secretion of the urethra is reduced, and there is only an itching feeling. Urination irritation is no longer as pronounced as in the acute phase, and some patients may be asymptomatic. When urinating, the urethra has burning pain, frequent and urgent urination, and even difficulty in urination.
 
2. Prostate pain:
 
No substantial lesions manifested as pain and tenderness in the perineum and suprapubic area and urinary tract manifestations such as urinary dysfunction. Prostate palpation is normal, prostate fluid microscopy is normal, and prostatic fluid and urine culture are free of bacteria. 
 
Prostate congestion is the most important cause of prostate pain. Congestion and swelling of prostatitis can cause pressure on the urethra and bladder outlet and stimulation of the pelvic muscles; these discomforts are the same as chronic prostatitis, which is called prostatic pain.
 
3. Granulomatous prostatitis:
 
Although symptoms and digital rectal examination are easily confused with chronic prostatitis, the former progresses quickly, urinary retention can occur rapidly, and induration grows faster in the short term. Prostate biopsy is required for identification, and histological examination shows a granulomatous reaction. 
 
The clinical manifestations of granulomatous prostatitis are more typical, with a history of recurrent lower urinary tract infections, and some patients have a history of prostate trauma or allergic disease. Common clinical symptoms include chills, fever, frequent urination, urgency, pain and dysuria, and even acute urinary retention. Digital rectal examination can palpate multiple or single hard nodules in the prostate.
 
4. Catarrheal prostatitis or prostate disease (also known as non-bacterial prostatitis):
 
The clinical symptoms are difficult to distinguish from chronic prostatitis: perineal pain and discomfort, urination and sexual dysfunction, and other manifestations. Examination of the prostatic fluid showed many lecithin bodies and increased white blood cells, but there was no bacterial growth in smears and bacterial culture.
 

5. Prostatic discharge (also known as aseptic prostatitis, prostate leakage, or chronic prostate congestion):
 
Milky white secretions flow out from the urethra at the end of urine and urine, often accompanied by psychiatric symptoms. However, digital rectal examination and prostatic fluid microscopy were normal, and bacteriological examination was negative. 
 
Normal male prostate can secrete various active substances, but suffering from prostatitis affects the secretions, leading to endocrine disorders in men and dizziness, fatigue, and other symptoms in men.
 
6. Prostate tuberculosis:
 
Symptoms are similar to chronic prostatitis, but there is often a history of tuberculosis in the urinary tract or tuberculosis lesions in other parts. The prostate is irregularly nodular in the diagnosis of the digital rectal examination, the epididymis is enlarged and hardened, the vas deferens has beaded induration, and the prostatic fluid has direct Mycobacterium tuberculosis Smear or PCR test for tuberculosis bacteria.
 
7. Prostate stones:
 
It refers to stones that occur in the acinar and glandular ducts of the prostate. It is related to chronic inflammation of the prostate, prostatic fluid retention, stenosis of the glands, and metabolic disorders. Inorganic salts such as calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate, magnesium phosphate, and other amyloids deposited in the acinar of the prostate, epithelial cells, and inflammatory exudates produce stones. 
 
Patients may experience various symptoms of chronic prostatitis, but the rectal finger diagnosis can be palpable, and there is a sense of rubbing of stones in the prostate. X-ray of the pelvis has a positive stone shadow on the side of the pubic symphysis. Ultrasound diagnosis can cause a strong light band and sound shadow in the part of the prostate stone.
 
This is the case with chronic prostatitis, which can only be cured by insisting on treatment. Patients should take good care of themselves and apply the matters needing attention in treating chronic prostatitis to their real life. Only by preventing and treating diseases as early as possible will one's body be healthier and work more conveniently. 
 
Medications can be used to treat chronic prostatitides, such as herbal medicine Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill of Wuhan Dr. Lee's TCM Clinic. Continuous use can achieve the effect of curing chronic prostatitis.
 
In today's world, more and more diseases begin to appear around people. If men ignore it, they can only harm themselves. 
 
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