Prostatitis is an infection of the prostate that normally occurs in young or middle-aged men. The primary symptom is repeated bladder infections and it can also be related to other urinary tract infections. However, prostatitis does not increase the risk of prostate cancer.
The prevalence of prostatitis is approximately 8.2% (ranging from 2.2 to 9.7%). It accounts for 8% of visits to urologists, and up to 1% of visits to primary care physicians. These statistics clearly underscore the broad and far-reaching effect of prostatitis on patient quality of life and the economic impact of the condition.Learn More