Prostatitis in Atlanta, GA

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About Prostatitis

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:

  • Fever
  • 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.

Types of Prostatitis

There are four types of prostatitis:

  • Acute bacterial prostatitis
  • Chronic prostatitis 
  • Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (pelvic pain syndrome)
  • Chronic bacterial prostatitis

Treatment Techniques

There are multiple treatment courses that Dr. Hakky may provide you if you do have prostatitis, such as:

  • Antibiotics
    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.
  • Alpha-blockers
    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.

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Recovery Time  
2 Days
Average Procedure Time  
15 Minutes
Post-op Follow-up  
2 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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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.

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