Prostatitis is a painful condition of the prostate for men, which can be complex to diagnosis because it shares many of the characteristics of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). We have all the latest technologies to diagnose and treat prostatitis, which is an infection or inflammation of the prostate gland. Men of all ages make appointments with our board-certified urologist, Dr. Tariq Hakky, for prostatitis or what they think may be a bladder or a urinary tract infection (UTI). Prostatitis can be acquired in the prostate by the same bacteria in a UTI. Many of our Atlanta Cosmetic Urology patients make their appointment with Dr. Hakky when the symptoms will not go away. They present the following symptoms:
- Extreme pain or pressure felt in the bladder or rectum (the lower back)
- Painful, burning sensation during urination and ejaculation
- Feeling like you have a full bladder all the time
- Blood in your semen
- Split urine stream (also called urinary spraying)
Dr. Hakky can diagnose you with chronic prostatitis if you have it persistently for three or more months. He will also need to rule out prostate cancer and BPH in the diagnostic phase of your treatment. Call today and schedule your physical exam with Dr. Hakky at Atlanta Cosmetic Urology.
"Dr. Hakky is hands down a doctor who cares about the well being of his patients. He goes the extra mile to show how much he cares. He is brilliant, humble and the BEST in his field of study."- M.M. / Google / Jan 27, 2020
"Almost 2 years ago Dr T. Performed a Eurolift leading up to through the procedure all follow ups have been perfect I followed him to his New and HIS PRACTICE. few weeks ago. Still great service by his staff and he is just ON HIS GAME So eurolift A SUCCESS"- B.L. / Healthgrades / Jan 22, 2020
"I've been Dr. Hakky's patient for a bit more than a year now for Low T. In that time, through multiple appointment's he's shown care, professionalism and knowledge above any medical professional I've worked with. He sat next to me with his ipad, wrote out my concerns, his thoughts, the plan moving forward and a directive to direct contact him with any concerns. He then sent that all directly to my email. I am EXTREMELY confident my health is in good hands, and I cannot give him, or his staff enough glowing praise."- Z.B. / Google / Jan 09, 2020
"I've been Dr. Hakky's patient for a bit more than a year now for Low T. In that time, through multiple appointment's he's shown care, professionalism and knowledge above any medical professional I've worked with. He sat next to me with his ipad, wrote out my concerns, his thoughts, the plan moving forward and a directive to direct contact him with any concerns. He then sent that all directly to my email. I am EXTREMELY confident my health is in good hands, and I cannot give him, or his staff enough glowing praise."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jan 09, 2020
"Dr. Hakky is such a great doctor. We first found him at a Urology practice in Snellville and were SOOOO happy to hear he was opening his own practice. My husband had an abnormal semen analysis and has Low T, so treatments were typically go to fertility specialist for IVF or IUI. Dr. Hakky introduced us to a newer way to treat both and we are now pregnant with our 2nd child and my husband feels great hormone wise. I am a nurse at a OBGYN practice and we now send all of our abnormal semen analysis patients to him. He has a great personality and knows his stuff. Highly recommend!!"- L.J. / Google / Dec 04, 2019
Types of Prostatitis
There are four types of prostatitis:
- Acute bacterial prostatitis
- Chronic prostatitis
- Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (pelvic pain syndrome)
- Chronic bacterial prostatitis
There are multiple treatment courses that Dr. Hakky may provide you if you do have prostatitis, such as:
The prostate can have a robust bacterial infection that takes many weeks to eliminate with antibiotics. You will need to take every pill prescribed to you or risk the reinfection of your prostate.
An alpha-blocker is a medication that keeps the muscles in your prostate relaxed by blocking norepinephrine. This makes urinating less complicated.
- Prescribed pain relievers for urination
Urinary analgesics are a specific type of pill you can take that will make urinating less painful.
- Lifestyle changes
Eating a healthy diet without triggers, like caffeine, spicy, or acidic foods, can keep inflammation at bay. It is also recommended that you stop drinking alcohol and caffeine to prevent painful episodes within your prostate.
What to Expect
The evaluation process for prostatitis involves multiple tests to detect the condition. We will do both a urinalysis and a urine culture to check for the presence of the bacteria that cause prostatitis. A semen culture may be collected to see if bacteria is leaking from the prostate. To look for a pocket of infection (also known as an abscess), Dr. Hakky may order an ultrasound. For a more aggressive course of action, Dr. Hakky can also perform a cystoscopy for an inside look in your prostate and bladder to see what could be causing the problem.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 15 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
What Is The Pain Telling You?
Living with the stinging sensations that prostatitis can cause for months at a time can be managed with the proper care of an experienced urologist. Dr. Hakky can diagnose your prostate condition (whether it is prostatitis or not). The first step is making an appointment at Atlanta Cosmetic Urology for a physical examination in our Atlanta, GA office.