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What are the signs and symptoms of prostatitis?

The symptoms associated with prostatitis can vary depending on the underlying cause of prostatitis. The symptoms may appear slowly or come on quickly, and they may improve rapidly (depending on the cause and treatment available) or they may last for several months and they can keep recurring (chronic prostatitis). The rapidity and severity of onset is usually most pronounced with acute bacterial prostatitis. The following are signs and symptoms that may be present with prostatitis:

  • Painful, difficult and/or frequent urinating
  • Blood in the urine
  • Groin pain, rectal pain, abdominal pain and/or low back pain
  • Fever and chills
  • Malaise and body aches
  • Yrethral discharge
  • Painful ejaculation or sexual dysfunction
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Comment from: noel, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 13

I have a pain just above the pelvic area, it feels slightly swollen and painful to touch. I have had fever for 3 weeks now, on and off, some days worse than others, but generally feeling depressed and low with it and very tired. Also I believe I may have a hernia near the right testicle, as the testicle disappears into my inner leg occasionally, the doctor seemed to think it was the start of a hernia.

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Comment from: 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 06

I have chronic non-bacterial prostatitis. Sometimes it feels like there is pressure in my entire urinary tract and my scrotum. Many times it feels like I am sitting on a flaming golf ball. Mixed results with drug therapy.

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