Chronic prostatitis is a painful condition affecting the prostate gland, with symptoms lasting at least three months. It affects both sexual function and the ability to urinate comfortably. At Pelvic Pain Doc in NYC, we deliver advanced treatments for chronic prostatitis. The treatment plan is crafted to address the underlying cause of the inflammation and relieve the ongoing pain and discomfort.

What are the symptoms of chronic prostatitis?

Chronic prostatitis can develop slowly and may last for months or longer. The symptoms of chronic prostatitis include:

  • Frequent need to urinate
  • An urgent need to urinate, accidents
  • Burning or pain when peeing
  • Dull pain around the genitals, lower back, lower abdomen, anus
  • Pain during or after ejaculation
  • Inability to urinate
  • Difficulty starting the urine stream 
  • Penis pain
  • Scrotum pain
  • Fever, aching body
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Pain at the tip of the penis

In many cases, our male patients have been to several doctors or tried several treatments to resolve chronic prostatitis and have been unable to achieve lasting relief.

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Pelvic pain and chronic prostatitis – Diagnosing the condition

The first step in treating chronic prostatitis is a complete examination to determine the extent of the problem. This may involve:

  • Checking for swollen lymph nodes, a tender scrotum, or discharge that could indicate a bacterial infection
  • A rectal exam to feel the size of the prostate gland
  • Urine tests, blood tests, ultrasound, biopsy, and cystoscopy

What are the treatments for chronic prostatitis

When under the care of Dr. Sonia Bahlani, our pelvic pain specialist, we will develop your treatment plan to address the cause of pain, discomfort, and other symptoms.

It may include medications. Bacterial prostatitis may require antibiotics, but the condition does not always result from an infection. Several lifestyle changes could be suggested, such as avoiding substances that cause inflammation in the urinary tract which include:

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Caffeinated drinks
  • Highly acidic foods

Although this is just the beginning...

Advanced medications for chronic prostatitis

Advances in medical science have led to the development of several medications that we could prescribe to treat chronic prostatitis. The medicines prescribed could include alpha blockers that relax the bladder muscles, a longer-term course of low-dose antibiotics (for culture-proven bacterial infections), or other medications, including suppositories or oral mediation. In addition, there are certain procedures that can be helpful, including specialized nerve blocks, trigger point injections, and BOTOX. Dr. Bahlani is one of the leading pelvic pain doctors in NYC and has advanced fellowship training in a wide range of pelvic conditions in men, with access to the latest treatment options.

Contact us today to learn about your options for chronic prostatitis relief.

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Why choose Pelvic Pain Doc in NYC?

If you are struggling with the painful and possibly embarrassing symptoms of chronic prostatitis, you may have put off seeing a doctor or have seen several and are still dealing with the uncomfortable symptoms. Pelvic Pain Doc is a private, concierge-style medical clinic focused solely on treating pelvic pain.

When under Dr. Bahlani’s care, you can expect to feel safe and comfortable when discussing your symptoms. All treatments are performed with respect for privacy and discretion.

Dr. Bahlani is a published author and a frequent guest on popular informational podcasts.

She is fellowship trained as a pelvic pain specialist, offering patients the latest advances to treat chronic prostatitis. The practice is not insurance-based but built to support patients who demand the most outstanding personal attention and understand that self-care is vital to a healthy, productive lifestyle.

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