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Can you have sex while having a prostate condition?

In acute prostate inflammations or in cases of terminal prostate cancer, total abstinence from sexual relations is recommended because constant compression of the prostate could aggravate the patient's clinical condition.

In any case, the urologist will be in charge of determining if there is any risk of increasing the inflammation of the gland with sexual relations.

Can a child develop inflammation of the prostate?

Yes, it could be possible. Although rare and isolated, cases of prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia can occur in boys even before they have reached sexual maturity.

These cases usually have a high genetic component. The clinical management of the diseases is the same as in adult men.

How can prostate cancer be prevented?
The greatest predisposition to prostate cancer comes from genetic factors but with certain healthy lifestyle habits, the risk of the disease can be considerably reduced. Some tips for preventing prostate cancer are:
  • Maintain a balanced diet, low in fat and highly processed or fried foods. High in vegetables and lean meats.
  • Avoid sedentary lifestyles.
  • Engage in moderate physical exercise, at least three times per week (this helps to maintain, among other things, proper blood testosterone levels).
  • Avoid smoking and alcoholism.
  • Perform medical and urological checkups once a year for men over 40 years of age. Tests should include blood tests (to measure prostate antigen levels) and digital rectal exam.
What complications could result from bacterial prostatitis?
If bacterial prostatitis is not adequately treated, it can get out of control and lead to major, life-threatening problems. The most common complications of prostatitis are:
  • Prostatic abscesses, in which a sac of pus and dead cell material originates inside the prostate, increasing the inflammation of the gland and complicating its treatment. It causes pain and is considered a urological emergency.
  • The passage of bacteria into the blood (bacteremia) can lead to sepsis and septic shock.
  • Passing of bacteria into the testicles, epididymis and scrotum.
Can medicines for prostate hyperplasia treatment cause erectile dysfunction?

The answer is yes, although in low proportion. Medicines to treat enlarged prostate are drugs that minimise the number of androgen receptors, partially desensitising the gland and therefore causing less hyperplasia. It creates more problems, for example, with regard to ejaculation. Something we deal with in other sections of our website such as retrograde ejaculation and delayed ejaculation.

The decrease in androgen receptors (mainly for testosterone) can occur not only in the prostate but in other body tissues, especially the central nervous system, lowering the body's response to this hormone and thus, the effects it produces. Sexual desire may be diminished, as well as the erectile response of the penis and ejaculation.

It should be noted that these drugs do not interact negatively with retardant medications (such as sildenafil, tadalafil or vardenafil), so they may be used to treat erection problems while treating the prostate.