Prostate cancer

Updated 26 August 2014

Symptoms and signs of prostatitis

There are some general symptoms that are common to all forms of prostatitis.

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General symptoms common to all forms of prostatitis are:
  • lower back pain

  • pain when moving bowels

  • pain in the area of the genitals (perineal or pelvic floor pain)

Symptoms and signs of acute bacterial prostatitis include:

  • fever and chills

  • abdominal pain

  • pain when ejaculating

Blood in the urine, increased need to urinate, pain in the testicles and blood in semen are also possible symptoms.

Symptoms and signs of non-bacterial prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome include:

  • frequent urination

  • pain or burning when urinating

  • pain in the testicles

  • tension in the urinary sphincter

Symptoms and signs of chronic prostatitis include the following, though sometimes they can be very mild, or not present at all:

  • a tendency to recurrent urinary tract infections

  • pain in the testicles

  • pain or a burning sensation when urinating

  • pain when ejaculating

Urine is sometimes bloody, or abnormal in colour, and some patients also suffer from incontinence.

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