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Prostatitis Treatment in Ho Chi Minh City
Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic) @ Ho Chi Minh City provides holistic and comprehensive Men’s Health (Andrology) services at the heart District 5 Ward 1 in Ho Chi Minh.
First established in 2005 in Robertson Walk (Singapore), our men’s clinics have been treating both local and foreign patients with erectile dysfunction medical issues in our clinics in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Our men's health doctors (Andrologist) are experienced in diagnosing, treating and managing diseases and medical conditions specific to men, such as men’s hormonal issues, penile and foreskin-related problems, erectile dysfunction (ED), and Prostate issues.
DTAP Men’s clinic in HCMC provides our patients with the medical in a private and discreet environment for our patient to discuss your medical issues with our doctors.
What is Prostatitis? (Prostate Inflammation)
Prostatitis or inflammation of the prostate gland can be caused by sexually transmitted infection or non sexually transmitted infection.
The prostate gland is located below the bladder and surrounds the urethra. The functions of the prostate gland is to produce and secrete seminal fluid during ejaculation.
Studies have shown that between 10-25% of all men may experience prostatitis in their lifetime. Prostatitis is a common but underreported men’s health condition, and many men may suffer in silence without realizing there is a need for evaluation
Symptoms of Prostatitis
What are the Symptoms of Prostatitis?
Symptoms of Prostatitis can vary depending on the cause, but can include:
- Discomfort, pain, or burning during urination
- Difficulty starting or stopping urination (i.e. hesitancy, dribbling)
- A frequency of urination (especially at night)
- A feeling of wetness in the urethra, or feeling that there is incomplete voiding
- Cloudy urine
- Blood in urine or semen
- Pelvic pain - can be described as an ache, sharp pain, often worse on sitting
- Pain or discomfort around the penis, testicles, or perineum (area between the scrotum and anus)
- Low back pain - can be referred pain from pelvic floor muscles
- Pain while having sex
- Painful ejaculation
- Erectile dysfunction
- Premature ejaculation
Causes of Prostatitis
What are the causes of prostatitis?
Prostatitis is caused by sexually transmitted infection or non-sexually transmitted infection. Some of the sexually transmitted infection such as such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Ureaplasma or Mycoplasma.
Prostatitis caused by infection can be treated with courses of antibiotics, but depending on the type and severity of infection, duration of treatment can range from a few days to a few weeks.
Other causes are less well understood and can cause chronic or recurrent symptoms. These conditions are complex and may be more challenging to diagnose and treat.
Some diagnoses that you may hear include:
- Chronic prostatitis
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Interstitial cystitis
- Chronic pelvic pain syndrome
- Levator ani syndrome
- Pelvic migraine or headache
Symptoms may be triggered by sexual intercourse, periods of stress, and even sometimes by weather changes or food consumed!
These forms of prostatitis can often be confused or misdiagnosed as other pelvic conditions, and many patients can be left frustrated and anxious by a lack of clarity with their condition and treatment plans.
What happens during a consultation with the doctor?
We will start with a consultation for your symptoms to assess the severity of the problem as well as determine if there is any underlying cause.
This discussion will include questions on your past medical history, potential sexual exposures, and other risk factors for prostatitis.
The doctor will perform a physical examination as appropriate - this may be to check for any tenderness or swelling of the prostate gland, enlarged lymph nodes, and other genital abnormalities.
We will then advise you on the appropriate testing required.
What do I need to prepare for the consultation?
If there is concern about an infective cause of prostatitis, it is best to try and hold your urine for at least 2 hours before your appointment, as this can improve testing accuracy.
Some people will notice symptoms after a few days without ejaculation - if this is the case for you, try to abstain from ejaculation for at least 3-5 days before consultation in case a semen sample is required. There is no need to be fasting for any of the tests.
Can my condition be cured?
There are different types of prostatitis, so treatment options and effectiveness will depend on the type and severity of the condition. Most types of prostatitis caused by infection are fully treatable with a course of antibiotics, however, this may take up to 4-6 weeks of medications in some cases.
Some types of prostatitis are chronic or recurrent and may require a different combination of therapy modalities, including medications to relax the nerves or pelvic floor muscles, targeted physiotherapy and/or ESWT. These can take longer to resolve, and patients must be compliant and consistent with their treatment plan to improve their chances of full recovery.
Speak to us today!
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875 Duong Tran Dao Phuong 1, Quan 5 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Telephone: +84 28 2250 8792 (Appointment)
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+84 09 0128 1422
In view of the current COVID-19 situation, our clinic operations will cease temporarily. This is to reduce the risk and exposure to our staff and patients visiting the clinic. Rest assured that this is only temporary, we will resume clinic operations as soon as the situation improves.