Causes of calculous prostatitis and methods of treatment

Prostatitis is a common disease among the male half of humanity, characterized by inflammation of the prostate gland. The pathology can occur against the background of prostate infection, and can also be a manifestation of age-related changes and a passive lifestyle, manifested against the background of degenerative disorders.

groin pain in calculous prostatitis

Prostatitis can be acute or chronic, the latter occurring in the absence of timely treatment of acute prostatitis. Calculous prostatitis is a complex form of chronic prostatitis. Such pathology causes pain, severely disrupts the process of urination and may even require surgery.

Chronic calculous prostatitis

Calculous prostatitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the prostate gland in which stones (stones) form. The disease always occurs against the background of prolonged and slow chronic prostatitis and is often a complication.

According to statistics, the disease is found in approximately 8% of all men who consult a urologist or andrologist. Calculous prostatitis occurs in patients over 40 years of age. At this age the disease is associated with STIs, after 50 years the pathology manifests itself against the background of prostate adenoma, and after 70 years against the background of male menopause.

The calculous form of prostatitis is considered the most severe. It is poorly tolerated by patients, causes a lot of inconvenience and is quite difficult to treat. And all this because in the excretory ducts appear stones consisting of lime salts, phosphates and other dense elements.

Causes of calculous prostatitis

Stones can be exogenous or endogenous. Exogenous stones are formed only if urethro-prostatic reflux is observed, when urine does not leave the body, but is excreted in the ducts of the prostate. The salts contained in the urine are deposited in the ducts of the prostate, condense and form stones.

See a doctor for calculous prostatitis

And endogenous are formed against the background of congestion in the prostate gland, which is exactly the case with chronic prostatitis. Also, stones can be primary or secondary.

The primary ones form in the prostate and its ducts, while the secondary ones migrate from the kidneys or bladder. The latter situation is possible in cases where the man suffers from urolithiasis.

The cause of calculous prostatitis is congestion in the prostate against the background of advanced chronic bacterial or nonbacterial prostatitis. The following factors can provoke this condition:

  • Passive lifestyle, lack of movement in general, sedentary work.
  • Lack of sex. In this case, the prostate secretion does not come out, but stagnates.
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate adenoma).
  • Chronic infections of the genitourinary system.
  • Cheeky lifestyle, alcohol abuse, promiscuity.
  • Constant stress, chronic fatigue.
  • Vitamin deficiency, poor nutrition.
  • Constant hypothermia.
  • Refusal to treat prostatitis for a long time.

In general, the causes of calculous prostatitis do not differ from the causes of chronic prostatitis.

Symptoms of calculous prostatitis

Signs of calculous prostatitis:

  • Painful pain in the groin, radiating to the coccyx, to the scrotum.
  • Pain during urination, ejaculation, defecation.
  • Urinary disorders, especially urinary retention, slow flow, frequent urges.
  • There may be blood in the semen and urine.
  • Discharge from the urogenital tract.
  • Erectile dysfunction to varying degrees, especially slow erection, no erection, premature ejaculation.

It should be noted that calculous prostatitis may be completely asymptomatic, not differing in manifestations from slow chronic prostatitis. But stones that form in the prostate for a long time lead to severe complications, including an abscess in the gland, its complete breakdown and the development of vesiculitis.

Drug treatment of calculous prostatitis

Chronic calculous prostatitis, detected in time, can be treated conservatively. In this case, the following groups of drugs are prescribed:

  • Antibiotics for bacterial infection. It is chosen on an individual basis.
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Antispasmodics and analgesics to relieve pain.
  • Alpha-blockers to restore fluid leakage.
  • Vitamins to strengthen general immunity.
drugs for calculous prostatitis

Conservative treatment includes attending physiotherapy, such as magnet, electrophoresis, ultrasound. But prostate massage with calculous prostatitis is strongly contraindicated. The physical impact will lead to trauma to the prostate with stones, increased swelling and pain.

You must follow a diet during treatment. It is forbidden to consume alcohol, fatty, spicy, salty and unhealthy foods. It is necessary to adhere to the principles of proper nutrition, eat as many vegetables and fruits as possible to strengthen the immune system.

If conservative treatment is ineffective or the stones are already very large, surgical treatment will be required. In the presence of an abscess, the prostate opens, pus comes out of it along with the stones.

If the stones are mobile, then they try to push them into the bladder, followed by dissolution by non-surgical lithotripsy. In severe cases, in the presence of large and fixed stones, as well as prostate adenoma, complete removal of the gland is practiced. The radical method of treatment is used quite rarely, in advanced cases.

Treatment of calculous prostatitis with folk methods

It is better not to treat calculous prostatitis with folk remedies, so you can start the disease even more and lose the organ completely. Only in the complex therapy prescribed by the andrologist after the examination, folk remedies can be used. But before you start taking this or that drug, it is better to consult with your doctor about the compatibility of the drug with the prescribed drugs.

herbal decoction for calculous prostatitis

From calculous prostatitis are recommended folk remedies that have anti-inflammatory, analgesic effect, and also break stagnant processes. These funds include:

  • Decoction of rose hip roots.
  • Decoction of sage.
  • Infusion of birch bark with lemon juice.
  • Decoction of adonis, gout and tough straw mixed in equal proportions.
  • Infusion of roots and parsley.
  • Juice treatment is also useful for strengthening the immune system and fighting the inflammatory process.

You should not use therapeutic enemas and rectal suppositories from your own preparation for calculous prostatitis. Exceptions are situations where drugs in the pharmacy are prescribed by a doctor. The introduction of home-made suppositories can lead to irritation of the prostate and the appearance of its swelling.

Prevention of prostatitis

Currently, prostatitis is a very common disease. Every 2 men after 40-45 years suffer from one or another degree of the disease. Therefore, experts call on men to be responsible for their health and to prevent prostatitis from an early age.

Prevention of culinary prostatitis is the timely and adequate treatment of acute inflammation of the prostate gland. It is also recommended that you follow these tips:

  • Have sex regularly so that the juice of the prostate circulates and does not stagnate.
  • Lead an active lifestyle, exercise, exercise.
  • Dress according to the weather, do not overcool.
  • Eat right, avoid vitamin deficiencies.
  • Avoid promiscuity, protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases.

Thus, the main prevention is to maintain a healthy lifestyle and proper sex life. If a man takes care of his health, he will certainly be able to avoid chronic prostatitis.


Calculous prostatitis is a neglected form of chronic prostatitis, but it is very common. This suggests that most men refuse to treat prostatitis, from which they subsequently suffer.

The earlier the treatment of prostatitis begins, the better for the patient. In most cases, the formation of stones can be avoided if you consult an andrologist in time.