Prostatitis refers to inflammation of the prostate gland in men. Prostatitis may be an acute or chronic (long-term) condition and is a common problem in men.
Signs and symptoms of prostatitis depend on the exact underlying cause. Symptoms may come on suddenly or develop over time. Symptoms associated with prostatitis can include back, bladder, genital area, groin, lower abdomen, pelvic, rectal, or testicle pain. Other symptoms and signs can include
- pain during urination,
- dribbling after urination,
- excessive urination at night,
- a frequent urge to urinate,
- frequent urination, or
- blood in the urine.
Causes of prostatitis
It can be caused by bacterial infections, other types of infections, or, in some cases, no cause may be apparent. When prostatitis occurs due to a bacterial infection, the symptoms often come on suddenly.
Other prostatitis symptoms and signs
- Back Pain
- Bladder Pain
- Blood in the Urine
- Dribbling After Urination
- Excessive Urination at Night
- Frequent Urge to Urinate
- Frequent Urination
- Groin Pain
- Lower Abdominal Pain
- Pain During Urination
- Pain in the Genital Area
- Pelvic Pain
- Rectal Pain
- Testicular Pain
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