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Congestive prostatitis: treatment and prevention

July 31st, 2012 by admin


Prostatitis is a common men’s disease, associated with prostate gland enlargement. There are several types of prostatitis depending of the cause of the disease, among which are bacterial and non-bacterial prostatitis. If the enlargement is caused by fluids congestion, the medical condition is referred to as congestive prostatitis.


Prolonged arousal without ejaculation and withdraw at the time of ejaculation are the most common causes of prostate swelling. Besides this condition may be caused by one of the following conditions:

- blue balls, or testicles pain that occurs when the blood fills the vessels in a genital area during sexual arousal and is not dissipated by orgasm;
- benign prostatic hyperplasia, or increase of the prostate;
- chronic prostatitis;
- alcoholism or excessive alcohol consumption;
- prostate cancer;
- previous spinal cord injury;
- frequent constipation;
- urethra, bladder and kidney inflammation;
- sitting life-style;
- hormonal imbalance;
- cysts in urinary tract.

Prostatic congestion is more common in elderly males, however it may affect both adults and children.

Symptoms and diagnosis

The most common symptoms of congestive prostatitis is frequent feeling of the urge to urinate. Lower abdominal pain and localized discomfort may be experienced as a result of inflammation. Since a lot of other urinary tract diseases features these symptoms, prostatic congestion is often misdiagnosed. Besides, the disease may pass asymptomatic. In order to confirm the disease, PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test should be done.


Although congestive prostatitis is not a life-threatening disorder, it is not likely to go away on its own, so you should seek medical care as soon as you notice some signs or symptoms of the disease. Congestive prostatitis may be relieved by keeping the doctor’s recommendation. Among the common ways of treatment are the following:

- more frequently ejaculation or masturbation is considered efficient for congestion reducing by releasing fluid buildup;
- regularly prostate massage may help relieve the swelling. The massage requires prostate gland stimulation via the anus, through internal access. It is recommended not to perform this massage on your own but to visit a trained physician;
- walking is the best natural prostate’s massage, which may help to prevent and to relieve the symptoms of the enlargement. Walk at least thirty minutes a day to reduce the discomfort;
- warm sits baths (for 10-15 minutes daily) may also provide relief;
- some physician believe that herbs such as nettle and echinacea may help to reduce inflammation;
- medications are not normally used for treatment.


Prostatic congestion is much easier to prevent than to treat. To keep your prostate healthy, keep the following recommendations:

- keep regular sex life, but keep in mind that too frequent ejaculations are also harmful for the prostate;
- keep healthy weight;
- avoid alcohol drinking;
- try not to sit for a long time;
- lead active and healthy mode of live;
- prevent urinary tract infections by avoiding unprotected sexual contacts;
- make regular visits to your urologist.

By keeping these recommendations you would be able to prevent not only prostatic congestion, but a range of other urinary tract diseases.

These articles can be used for informational purposes only. To get an accurate diagnosis consult your doctor!

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