The Symptoms of Inflammation Of The Prostate Gland or Prostatitis

Pain and heat in the fork of the thighs, with tenderness on pressure; pain increased by urination, and by moving of the bowels; bearing down feeling in the bladder and the rectum; a hard slight swelling felt in the fork of the thighs and rectum; may be retention of urine.

The Causes of Inflammation Of The Prostate Gland or Prostatitis

May result from taking cold, from sexual excesses, from the use of diuretics, and from disease of the rectum. The most common cause is gonorrhoea, or clap

The Treatment of Inflammation Of The Prostate Gland or Prostatitis

Hot fomentations to the perinaeum; hot enemas three or four times a day or frequent cold enemas. When inflammation is high, as indicated by severe throbbing pain, cold enemas should be retained as long as possible. The patient should have a very simple diet, should take no meat, eggs, or condiments of any kind. Alcoholic liquors of all sorts should also be carefully avoided. The patient should maintain perfect quiet in bed so as to lessen the danger of permanent injury.