Prostatitis is an inflammation and swelling of the prostate characterized by symptoms including painful and/or frequent urination. Prostatitis can indicate an infection of the prostate, but that is not always the case. It is estimated that 10% of men will experience prostatitis in their lifetime. It may be acute (rare) or chronic (more common).
The way your medical provider treats prostatitis depends on the underlying cause. For more information, please visit the Urology Care Foundation.