The prostate gland is a small, walnut-shaped organ. It lies just below a man's bladder. It surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine through the penis and out of the body.
Prostatitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation or infection of the prostate gland. Sometimes the condition is caused by bacteria, but often the cause is not known.
Prostatitis caused by bacteria usually is treated with self-care and antibiotics.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
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Current as of: March 14, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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