Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
This enlargement of the prostate is common in older men, and can lead to ↑ Urinary Frequency, Incontinence, Nocturia & Stream Hesitancy, all with a progressive onset. If left, it can lead to risk of UTIs, or Urinary Retention.
|yes||yes||yes||Acute prostatitis||Bacterial infection of the prostate gland that requires urgent medical treatment.|
|±||yes||yes||Chronic bacterial prostatitis||Relatively rare condition that usually presents as intermittent urinary tract infections.|
|yes||no||yes||Inflammatory CP/CPPS||Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, accounting for 90%-95% of prostatitis diagnoses.|
Slow growing, often asymptomatic, or with similar symptoms to BPH (↑ Urinary Frequency, Incontinence, Nocturia & Stream Hesitancy), along with more specific symptoms- haematuria, dysuria, and sexual dysfunction.
- Digital Rectal Examination is required to palpate enlargement and an irregular surface, followed by biopsy, and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA).