Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, inflammatory, is an
inflammation of the prostate that causes pain in the belly, testicles, or tip
of the penis. It may also cause urination problems and painful ejaculation. It is the most
common type of prostatitis.
Its cause often can't be found. Bacteria are usually not
found in the urine. Fever, chills, or other signs of an infection are
This condition used to be
called non-bacterial prostatitis.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerChristopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology