Vesiculitis is inflammation of the seminal vesicles. The cause of inflammation of the seminal vesicles can be purulent infections (gonococcal, E. coli, staphylococcus, etc.).

Usually vesiculitis develops in patients with chronic prostatitis. But just as often, such a disease develops in men suffering from diseases of the genitourinary system (prostatitis, urethritis, orchitis, epididymitis, etc.). However, there are cases when the cause of vesiculitis is a common infectious disease, like influenza or tonsillitis.

Some factors can be attributed to the causes of vesiculitis disease:

  • prolonged sitting and a sedentary lifestyle;
  • malnutrition, leading to frequent constipation;
  • hypothermia of the body, and as a result, suppression of the immune system;
  • prolonged sexual abstinence, as well as excessive sexual activity;
  • the presence of chronic inflammatory diseases.

If vesiculitis has developed as a result of complications of diseases of the genitourinary system, this means that the infection has entered the seminal vesicles through the vas deferens. In other cases, the infection can get into the seminal vesicles by the hematogenous route (through the blood).

Inflammatory diseases of vesiculitis are divided into acute and chronic vesiculitis.

Acute vesiculitis

There are some symptoms of acute vesiculitis:

  • heat;
  • chills;
  • headache;
  • pain in the groin;
  • pain in the rectal area;
  • in the lower abdomen on one or both sides.

The resulting pain during ejaculation is often accompanied by blood impurities.

If vesiculitis is suspected, specialists conduct the necessary laboratory tests. At the same time, a large number of leukocytes and erythrocytes are found in the urine and fluid of the seminal vesicles. Next, an ultrasound examination is performed, which shows an increase in seminal vesicles.

Treatment of acute vesiculitis

Treatment of acute vesiculitis begins with the appointment of broad-spectrum antibiotics, painkillers, and sometimes laxatives. After a decrease in body temperature, the patient is prepared for physiotherapy. Hot baths are prescribed, heating pads are applied to the perineum, hot microclysters. You should not resort to self-treatment, based on the advice of friends or publications in popular publications. Only a specialist can establish an accurate diagnosis and prescribe adequate therapy.

In the absence of the correct therapeutic measures for vesiculitis, the likelihood of complications increases when the seminal vesicles are completely filled with pus and stretch. This will require surgical intervention. The operation consists in puncturing the seminal vesicles, removing pus, after which a drainage tube is inserted so that the pus does not accumulate.

Chronic vesiculitis

In advanced cases of the disease, vesiculitis becomes chronic. Symptoms of chronic vesiculitis are: aching pain in the perineum, sacrum, rectal area, urination disorders, pain during ejaculation, sometimes with an admixture of blood.

Treatment of chronic vesiculitis

When the diagnosis is chronic vesiculitis, the patient is prescribed antibiotic therapy. After that, the patient takes physiotherapeutic procedures, as well as seminal vesicle massage and other forms of treatment. The dynamics of the recovery process is carried out under the control of the patient’s subjective complaints and objective observation of the patient by the attending physician.

Prevention of vesiculitis

Prevention of vesiculitis consists in the treatment of the underlying disease (chronic prostatitis) and the elimination of factors contributing to the development of the disease. Try not to overcool, use laxatives for constipation, be sure to pause active rest when sedentary, have a regular sex life without long periods of abstinence and no frills, treat existing chronic diseases and, finally, just live a healthy full joyful life.

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