Prostatitis is inflammation of prostate gland in males.

They are caused by bacterial infection. They not only causes pain in the pelvic region but also creates difficulty in urinating

The gland wraps around the urethra, which carries urine out of the body. The prostate makes the fluid part of semen.


  • The bacterial infection which causes sudden and severe inflammation of prostate gland is called acute bacterial prostatitis. They can be identifies by high fever, chills, painful urination and pelvic pain   
  • The infection persists for a long period, leading to recurrent urinary tract then it is chronic bacterial prostatitis
  • The pelvic pain if lasts for three months then it is chronic prostatitis.
  • There are no signs of bacterial infection
  • The presence of inflammation but no apparent symptoms then it is asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis.


Prostatitis causes vary, with chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) being the most common type.

Risk factors include autoimmune diseases, pelvic floor muscle spasms, and stress. Bacterial prostatitis may result from bladder infections, bladder stones, surgery, prostate stones, urinary retention, and UTIs.


  • Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis lacks symptoms.
  • Men with chronic pelvic pain syndrome or bacterial prostatitis may experience frequent urination, pain in the penis, testicles, painful urination, weak urine flow, blood in semen, and erectile dysfunction.
  •  Acute bacterial prostatitis causes fever and chills.

Prostatitis Diagnosis:

  • A digital rectal exam is a diagnostic test used to check the prostate gland for pain and swelling, which may include prostate massage.
  • Urinalysis is a check for bacteria and UTIs, while a blood test measures PSA, a protein produced by the prostate gland.
  • Cystoscopy, a lighted tube with a camera or viewing lens, can look for other urinary tract problems but does not diagnose prostatitis.
  • Transrectal ultrasound is a test for men with acute or chronic bacterial prostatitis that doesn’t improve with antibiotics. This test uses sound waves to produce images of the prostate gland, which can show abnormalities, abscesses, or stones.

When see a doctor?

  • Difficulty urinating.
  • Blood in your urine or semen.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Pain in pelvic region.


  • Young or middle-aged adulthood
  • Infection in prostate gland
  • HIV infection or AIDS
  • Sampling of prostate tissue (biopsy)


to us now!

We are happy to assist you! Fill the form we will contact you soon!

Sanyra Hospital is a leading Multi-Speciality Hospital in Kengeri Bangalore and diagnostic centre. With a commitment to providing high-quality healthcare services, it offers a wide range of medical specialties and advanced diagnostic facilities to meet the diverse healthcare needs of the community. We have dedicated urology center & dialysis center.

Contact Us

Book Appointment