Prostatitis | Symptoms


Prostatitis can cause many symptoms, including the following:

  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Frequent urination
  • Fever
  • Low-back pain
  • Pain in the penis, testicles or perineum (the area between the testicles and the anus)
  • Inability to get an erection
  • Decreased interest in sex


Treatment of Prostatitis by JJ Stevermer, M.D., M.S.P.H. and SK Easley, M.D. (American Family Physician May 15, 2000,

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00