Prostate Infection: What You Need to Know

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Prostate infection is one type of prostatitis, a disease that affects men’s prostate and sometimes the surrounding areas. Patients can experience a great deal of pain due to the infection in the walnut-shaped gland located around the urethra at the neck of the bladder and in front of the rectum, which produces a fluid that combines with semen and is crucial for men’s fertility. Inside the prostate are different lobes enclosed by an outer layer of tissue, and an infection in the gland may provoke further complications.

Despite the fact that prostatitis is the most common urinary tract problem for men younger than 50 and the third most common urinary tract problem for men over the age of 50, not all of the cases of prostatitis are related to prostate infection. Acute bacterial prostatitis and chronic bacterial prostatitis are two types of the disease caused by bacterial infection of the prostate. Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome is the most common type but it is caused by a microorganism, though not an infection, while asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis do not have symptoms.

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