Prostatitis Specialist

Alfred Shtainer, MD, FACS -  - Urologist

Adult and Pediatric Urology

Alfred Shtainer, MD, FACS

Urologist located in New York, NY & Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Alfred Shtainer and the staff of Adult and Pediatric Urology serve the residents of Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and other New York City neighborhoods. The doctor is a board-certified urologist who specializes in prostatitis and other conditions that affect the prostate and male reproductive organs.

Prostatitis Q & A

What is Prostatitis?

Prostatitis is a condition that affects the health and function of the prostate gland. A bacterial infection is most often the cause of the condition, but in some cases, inflammation may appear without any signs of infection. Although inflammation and infections are common, these conditions do not  increase the risk of prostate cancer. These conditions can occur at any age or level of sexual activity. Urinary tract infections may increase a man's risk of prostatitis.

How Does Prostatitis Affect the Male Reproductive System?

Any inflammation of the prostate gland can have an impact on man's reproductive system. The enlargement of the prostate exerts pressure on the urethra which may slow down the flow of urine and, in some cases, disrupt the process of ejaculation. The inflammation can also have an impact on arousal and maintenance of erection. It may also cause premature ejaculation if the condition is severe enough.

Who is at Greatest Risk for Getting Prostatitis?

Prostatitis can affect men of any age, but most prevalent in those younger than age 50. Other factors that can increase a man’s risk for prostatitis include:

  • Having a previous case of prostatitis
  • Having a bladder infection
  • Sustaining a pelvic trauma, such bicycling or horseback riding injury
  • Engaging in unprotected sexual intercourse
  • Having HIV/AIDS

How is Prostatitis Treated?

If prostatitis is caused by an infection, antibiotics are the first line of treatment. Correct culturing techniques will assure proper selection of antibiotics which penetrate the prostate gland.  If the condition is chronic, antibiotics may be used for longer periods of time to ensure the infection is eradicated. In cases where prostatitis is related to inflammation without infection, other medications will be used to reduce inflammation and symptoms of prostatitis. Dr. Alfred Shtainer will discuss with you which options are best for you.

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Adult and Pediatric Urology accepts most insurance plans. If you do not see your insurance listed here, please call our office for more information.

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