Disorders of the Prostate gland - Prostatitis (Clinical Manifestations…
Disorders of the Prostate gland - Prostatitis
Is an infection and inflammation of the prostate gland. it can occur in an acute or chronic form.
Infection and inflammation of the prostate gland results in oedema,
Which will exert pressure on structures in and around the gland.
The pressure exerted on the urethra which will cause symptoms related to micturition, such as lower back pain, perineal discomfort.
A reaction to infection will manifest as fever and chills.
Nursing Care Plan
Administering prescribed antibiotic therapy and analgesics.
Giving a sitz bath to promote circulation and comfort.
Massaging the prostate digitally to increase the flow of prostatic secretions.
Pain or burning sensation when urinating (dysuria)
Difficulty urinating, such as dribbling or hesitant urination.
Frequent urination, particularly at night (nocturia)
Urgent need to urinate
Blood in the urine
Pain in the abdomen, groin or lower back
The patient must be instructed to finish the caurse of prescribed antibiotics.
Proper nutrition and fluid intake must be encouraged;
Foods that have diuretic properties should be avoided;
These include coffee, tea, chocolate, alcohol and spices
To minimize discomfort, the patient should be advised not to sit for long periods.