Prostatitis is a condition described as inflammation or infection of the prostate gland. It can also be inflammation with no sign of infection. 5-10% of cases are caused by Bacterial Infection. It is not associated with any increased risk of getting Prostate Cancer. Prostatitis can affect men of all ages.
Patients have an acute UTI with increased urinary frequency and urgency. Men have pain in the pelvis and genital area. They can have fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, and burning when urinating. Acute Bacterial Prostatitis requires prompt treatment because it can lead to bladder infections, abscesses, or complete blockage of urine flow. Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis is the result of recurrent urinary tract infections that have entered the prostate gland. It exists for several years in before producing symptoms. The symptoms are similar to Acute Bacterial Prostatitis, but are less severe and fluctuate in intensity. Chronic Non-Bacterial Prostatitis is the most common form of the disease, accounting for 90% of the cases. It is marked by urinary and genital pain for at least three to six months. There is no bacteria in their urine, with other signs of inflammation.