Prostatitis: Causes & Symptoms
When the prostate becomes inflamed, it is called “prostatitis.“ When it is caused by bacteria, it is called “bacterial prostatitis.” The prostate may be inflamed but uninfected – this is called “non- bacterial” prostatitis.
Symptoms of prostatitis include pain which can vary in location. You may have pain in the penis, testicles, groin, or perineum (area under the scrotum, above the anus). You may have pain over the bladder. The urinary stream may be slower or interrupted. You may void more frequently or with greater urgency. Sometimes there is difficulty with erection, and possibly pain during or after ejaculation.