Most of the symptoms of prostatitis, except for pain in the perineum, can be called non-obvious. Urologist Vladimir Linkov believes that impotence may be one of them.

Often, men believe that problems with urination and erection are associated with age-related changes. However, they may also indicate prostatitis that has not yet been diagnosed, the urologist said in an interview with Gazeta.ru.

Prostatitis can occur at any age. Most often, the disease is found in men from 20 to 45 years old, and at risk are overweight patients who lead a sedentary lifestyle and have infrequent sexual intercourse. But it is worth remembering that the frequent change of partners can also affect the appearance of prostatitis.

“Due to rare ejaculation, stagnation occurs in the gland, which is the soil for the reproduction of microorganisms in it. There are also more rare and non-obvious causes of this pathology: frequent constipation, a violation of the composition of the intestinal microflora, urogenital infections, a general decrease in immunity, perineal injuries, Linkov said.

The treatment of the disease is not easy. Despite the fact that the pathology is quite common, a thorough examination is necessary.

“At a minimum, it should include a urinalysis, culture, and microscopic examination of prostate secretions,” the doctor recommends.

The urologist advises not to self-medicate. As soon as the symptoms of prostatitis appear, it is worth contacting a specialized specialist without delay.

Earlier we reported, what is the danger of male abstinence from sexual contact.