The prostate gland is a gland that only men have and is located directly below the bladder. It produces the fluid that transports sperm (semen). When the prostate gland is swollen and inflamed, this is a condition known as prostatitis. Prostatitis affects men of all ages, but most likely occurs in men under age 50.
In many cases, the cause of prostatitis is unknown. When known, the causes of this condition can include:
- Bacterial infection
- Nerve damage to the lower urinary tract due to surgery or trauma
Signs and symptoms of prostatitis can include:
- Burning sensation while urinating
- Cloudy urine
- Having to wake up more frequently at night to urinate
- Increased urinary frequency and urgency
- Pain in the abdomen, groin, or lower backPain in the area between the scrotum and rectum (perineum)
- Pain in the penis or testicles
- Pain when ejaculating
- Pain while urinating
- Trouble urinating
- Urine that is pink in color, indicating the presence of blood
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Innovative, expert urology care. Our team of urology experts delivers advanced care for all urologic conditions. We use the latest research and the least invasive procedures to help you feel better and recover more quickly. Our experienced urologists design a personalized treatment plan to give you the best possible results.
Advanced research in men’s health. Our urologists are dedicated to men’s health and conduct innovative research into many conditions. Our expert team has helped develop new minimally invasive and robotic surgical procedures to treat cancers, incontinence, and more. We give you access to leading-edge treatments and clinical trials that aren’t widely available. In addition, we have established the eighth fellowship program in the nation dedicated solely to teaching physicians how to care for men’s health.
Multidisciplinary approach to care. Your team works closely with doctors in radiology, pathology, medical oncology, and other specialties for prompt, accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment. You have a team of experts on your side.