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Prostatitis is the inflammation and swelling of the prostate gland. The prostate gland, which is only in men, is located below the bladder and is instrumental in semen production. Prostatitis may be caused by a bacterial infection, or the cause may not be known. Symptoms include:

  • Difficulty urinating or burning pain when urinating
  • Pain in groin, back, or abdomen
  • Pain in the groin area, including the scrotum, penis or testicles
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Painful orgasms

Treatment may include antibiotics, alpha blockers or pain relievers.



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