Prostatitis

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Prostatitis is swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, a walnut-sized gland located directly below the bladder in men. The prostate gland produces fluid (semen) that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostatitis often causes painful or difficult urination. Other symptoms of prostatitis include pain in the groin, pelvic area or genitals, and sometimes, flu-like symptoms. Prostatitis can be caused by a number of different things. If it's caused by a bacterial infection, it can usually be treated successfully. However, sometimes prostatitis isn't caused by a bacterial infection or a cause is never identified. Depending on the cause, prostatitis may come on gradually or suddenly. It may get better quickly, either on its own or with treatment. Some types of prostatitis last for months or more or keep recurring (chronic prostatitis). Prostatitis symptoms vary depending on the cause. They may include: Pain or burning sensation when urinating (dysuria); Difficulty urinating, such as dribbling or hesitant urination; Frequent urination, particularly at night (nocturia); Urgent need to urinate; Pain in the abdomen, groin or lower back; Pain in the area between the scrotum and rectum (perineum); Pain or discomfort of the penis or testicles; Painful orgasms (ejaculations); Flu-like symptoms (with bacterial prostatitis); Acute bacterial prostatitis is often caused by common strains of bacteria. The infection may start when bacteria carried in urine leaks into your prostate. Chronic bacterial prostatitis may be the result of small amounts of bacteria that aren't eliminated with antibiotics because they "hide" in the prostate. Some men with chronic prostatitis have pain but no evidence of an inflamed prostate. In most cases of prostatitis, the cause is never identified. Causes other than bacterial infection can include: An immune system disorder; A nervous system disorder; Injury to the prostate or prostate area;

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sore throat
sneezing
fever
muscle aches
chills
sweating
headache
coughing
coughing at night
fatigue
trouble urinating
frequent urination
abdominal pain
pain in the lower back
pain in the pelvic area
pain when urinating
pain in the area between the scrotum and rectum
painful orgasms

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