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What are Signs of Prostatitis?

How you feel (your symptoms) will help your doctor diagnose you.

There are 4 types of prostatitis:

  • Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CP/CPPS)
  • Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis
  • Acute (Sudden) Bacterial Prostatitis
  • Asymptomatic Inflammatory Prostatitis

Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CP/CPPS)

CP/CPPS is the most common type of prostatitis.

Some of the signs are:

  • Trouble urinating (and sometimes pain with urination)
  • Pain in the bladder, testicles and penis, and between the sex organs and anus
  • Trouble and pain with ejaculation

Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis

This health problem may come and go over a long period of time.

Some of the signs are:

  • Burning feeling while urinating
  • Needing to urinate often (mainly during the night)
  • Pain in the bladder, testicles and penis, and between the sex organs and anus
  • Painful ejaculation

Acute (Sudden) Bacterial Prostatitis

Symptoms for this problem are sudden and painful. They may cause you to seek health care right away.

They are:

  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Severe burning while urinating
  • Trouble draining your bladder

Asymptomatic Inflammatory Prostatitis

You will have no signs for this type of prostatitis. It may be found while you're being checked for other problems.