Prostatitis

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What is prostatitis?

Acute prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland. Chronic prostatitis is swelling and irritation (inflammation) of the prostate gland that develops slowly and continues for a long period of time.

Common symptoms reported by people with prostatitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with prostatitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
prostatitis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flomax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
prostatitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Uroxatral)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
prostatitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC))
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with prostatitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with prostatitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostatitis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
tendinitis
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
prostatitis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Daytime sleepiness Drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flomax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
prostatitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Dizziness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Uroxatral)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
prostatitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC))
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with prostatitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has prostatitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 31
40s 25
50s 39
60s 29
70+ 16
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 13
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 11
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 7
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

2% Female
98% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 61
Not Diagnosed 11

These charts show data from prostatitis patients who have completed their condition history
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