Prostatitis is often described as an infection of the prostate. It can also be an inflammation with no sign of infection.
- You may have no symptoms or symptoms so sudden and severe that you seek emergency medical care.
- When present, symptoms include:
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Difficulty urinating
- Pain or burning during urination
- Chills and fever
- Other symptoms may include pain that comes and goes low in the abdomen, around the anus, in the groin, or in the back. In some cases, bacteria can get into the vas deferens (the tube that carries sperm from the testicles to the urethra), causing groin pain or an infection of the epididymis (area near the testicles where sperm mature and are stored).
- The prostate may swell, causing a less forceful urine stream. Sometimes blood in the urine and painful ejaculation are other symptoms of prostatitis.
- Men may also complain of pelvic pain, pain during ejaculation, and pain with sexual intercourse.