Prostate Problems in Singapore – Prostatitis

The causes of Prostatitis

The prostate is an organ few of us think about but it can cause a man a lot of grief.

The 3 major problems associated with the prostate are:

  1. Cancer

  2. Enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH)

  3. Infection/Inflammation (Prostatitis)


In this article, we will talk about Prostatitis aka “A Headache in the Pelvis” or “The disease you never knew you had.”

What Causes Prostatitis?

Prostatitis can affect men of all ages.

Prostatitis can either be caused by an infection (usually bacterial) or inflammation.

The causes of Prostatitis
The causes of Prostatitis

What are the Symptoms of Prostatitis?

The symptoms of Prostatitis are usually very non-specific. In other words, you kinda know that there is something wrong down there in that general pelvic area but you can’t really put your finger on it.

More specific symptoms of prostatitis include:

  • Blood in the semen or urine (small amount of blood will make the urine look cloudy rather than red)
  • Pain or burning while urinating
  • Pain with bowel movement
  • Pain during ejaculation.
  • Pain in the low back or above the pubic bone
  • Pain between the scrotum and anus (perineum)
  • Pain at the tip of the penis
  • Difficulty or straining to urinate.
  • Frequent or urgent need to urinate.
  • Problems getting or maintaining an erection
  • Premature Ejaculation

What tests can we do for it?

The tests most commonly done are test for infection on the urine, prostate secretions or sometimes even the semen.

Other tests that may be done (not always) are blood tests, ultrasound tests or even prostate biopsies (this is rarely done).

How is it treated?

Obviously bacterial infections of the prostate have to be treated with antibiotics. The only catch is for prostate infections, the antibiotic course has to be rather long. More often than not 1 month or longer.

Other medicines that increase blood flow to the prostate and pelvis, improve urine flow, reduce inflammation or calm the nerves down in the pelvis may also be used.

Electro Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for Prostatitis

The latest advancement in the treatment of prostatitis is shooting painless shock waves into the pelvis and the prostate.

To find out more about prostatitis, send us an email at


1.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Novena

Men’s Health & Sexual Health Clinic

Dr. Tan Kok Kuan is currently practising in Men’s Health & Sexual Clinic @Novena Medical Centre

Novena Medial Centre
#08-31, 10 Sinaran Drive
Singapore 307506

+65 6397 2095


Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.30 a.m to 5.30 p.m.

9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m

Sunday and Public Holiday

2.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Somerset

Men’s Lifestyle Clinic

Dr. Taufiq is currently practising in Men’s Lifestyle Clinic @Somerset (Orchard Building) 

Orchard Building
#10-08, 1 Grange Road
Singapore 239693

+65 6262 0762


Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday
10.00 a.m to 2.00 p.m. and
3.00 p.m. to 7.00pm

10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m. and
2.00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m

Sunday and Public Holiday

3.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Robertson

Men’s Health & Anonymous HIV Testing Clinic

Anonymous HIV Testing in Singapore:
(Don’t require any identification, such as passport, NRIC or contact details during registration. )

Dr Deepa and Dr Jonathon Ti are currently practising at @Robertson Branch

11 Unity Street
#02-07, Robertson Walk
Singapore 237995

+65 6238 7810


Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.00 a.m to 9.00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
9.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.

4.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Scotts

Men’s Health Clinic

Dr. Justin Sii & Dr. Elaine are currently practising at our Men’s Health Clinic @Scotts Medical Centre

9 Scotts Road,
#06-06, Scotts Medical Centre
Singapore 228210

+65 6694 2348


Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m.

8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m

Sunday & Public Holiday Closed