prostatitis is an infection that causes severe
symptoms. It is the most serious and least common type of prostatitis. Men with
this illness are usually very sick, and their symptoms come on suddenly.
A urine test may reveal bacteria, and using a
digital rectal examination, a doctor will find
the prostate to be warm, swollen, and very tender.
Serious complications may develop from acute prostatitis, including
abscess in the prostate.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerChristopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology