Treatments for Prostate Problems

Since the ban on smoking in public places and the proportional decline of Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer is now the most common cause of cancer death in the UK.However, it doesn't have to be that way. If caught early, the most appropriate treatment can be successfully applied to most problems of the prostate. Nearly 80% of men are reluctant to discuss their prostate problems or visit their GP when the initial symptoms start to show. This is either through lack of awareness, reluctance or just pure embarrassment.

For a list of symptoms for prostate problems please visit Prostate Problems page

The Treatment for Prostatitis

Acute Prostatitis:

The treatment (where symptoms are sudden and severe) is usually with painkillers and a 2 to 4-week course of antibiotics. Further hospital treatment may be needed if you're very ill or unable to pee.

Chronic Prostatitis:

For chronic bacterial prostatitis, antibiotics are often prescribed for a more extended period of 4 to 12 weeks. About three in four of chronic bacterial prostatitis cases clear up with this treatment. Sometimes the symptoms return, and antibiotics are needed again. For patients that don't react to this treatment, long-term, low dose antibiotics are used to ease the symptoms.

The Treatment for an Enlarged Prostate


Initial tests will be done by a GP and, if needed, others will be carried out by a doctor who specialises in urinary problems (urologist).

Chronic Prostatitis:

The treatment for an enlarged prostate gland will depend on how badly the symptoms are affecting your qualify of life.

    The main treatments are:
  • lifestyle changes
  • medicine
  • catheters
  • surgery and other procedures

The Treatment for Early Prostate Cancer

Early cancers are usually dealt with in one of three ways, by: