Organisms Involved and
Other Causes of Prostate Abscesses
As mentioned earlier, bacterial infection is the cause of
formation of abscesses within the prostate. So, what exactly
are these organisms or bacteria? There are two and the main
cause could be one or the other. The first one would be
Escherichia Coli while the other one is the Staphylococcus
organism. Aside from that, there are other possible causes
of prostate abscess formation such as prolonged use of
corticosteroids, cytototix and immunosuppressive drugs,
antimicrobial agents leading to fungal infection throughout
the urinary tract.
Prostate Abscess Risk Factors
There are certain types of people who are at risk for
prostate abscesses. They can be any of the following:
-Individuals active with anal sex
-Individuals with weak immune systems, particularly those
who have HIV and bone marrow cancer or leukaemia.
-Individuals with Crohn's disease or also known as
inflammatory bowel disease.
Signs and Symptoms for Prostate
There are various signs and symptoms that can be recognized
for people who suffer from the presence of prostate
abscesses. The most common symptom would be painfully hard
swelling within the anus which can be reddish in colour.
From that swelling, there will be pus discharging
thereafter. The body temperature will also rise leading to
serious fevers. Bowel movement could also be excruciatingly
Treatments for Prostate Abscess
Depending on the underlying condition of a patient, prostate
abscess can be fatal, especially for those who have immune
deficiency issues like AIDS patients. However, there are
various treatments that are proven effective in aiding up
the presence of prostate abscess which can bring about a
sound health for certain patients.
The most common treatment used for prostate
abscess is the administration of certain antibiotics such as
levofloxacin, ampicillin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazoe and
fluoroquinolones. These antibiotics may also be paired with
increased intake of fluids, analgesics as pain relievers, as
well as stool softeners. Usually, a patient would have to
maintain certain antibiotics for a period of 30 days with
certain dosages. Depending on the condition of the patient,
these antibiotics would be administered orally or
Drainage or Aspiration
Drainage or aspiration is a more direct means of treating
patients with prostate abscess. In most cases, a catheter
would be inserted temporarily in order to drain out the
abscesses through the bladder during urination.
Aside from medication and aspiration, there are also home
remedies for prostate abscess. They would usually involve
the regular intake of certain organic drinks like juniper
berry juices, tomato and pumpkin shakes which are proven to
be effective in cleansing the prostate glands naturally.
Studies on prostate abscess are still ongoing. But with the
modern diagnostics and treatments present, people who have
prostate abscesses should not really worry that much.