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Prostatitis

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What is prostatitis?

Prostatitis is swelling and tenderness of the prostate gland. The prostate gland is part of a man's reproductive system. Normally, it’s a little bigger than a walnut. It is located between the base of the bladder and the beginning of the penis. It surrounds the upper part of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out through the penis. The prostate makes the fluid that supports and carries sperm.

Prostatitis is classified into 4 categories. These categories are differentiated by clinical findings and by the presence or absence of signs of infection and/or inflammation in a urine sample that is obtained following digital prostate massage. Infection is defined by bacterial growth in urine culture. Inflammation is defined by the presence of excessive WBCs in the prostatic fluid.