While prostatitis can be life-threatening, such as in the case of acute prostatitis, there is currently no evidence linking prostatitis with prostate cancer.
How Is Prostatitis Treated?
The treatment of acute versus chronic prostatitis can be very different, depending on the exact cause.
For acute prostatitis, patients are given painkillers to help deal with the pain. Antibiotics also help kill the bacteria causing inflammation.
If the pain is too much, or if the patient is unable to urinate, hospitalization might be required to monitor the patient’s condition.
Treatment of chronic prostatitis varies depending on the severity, as well as the exact cause. Painkillers can be prescribed by your doctor, and alpha-blockers might also be prescribed to make it easier to urinate.
If chronic prostatitis results from a bacterial infection, then antibiotics might be prescribed as well.