What is prostatitis? According to WebMD it is generally described as an infection of the prostate, but it can also be an inflammation with no infection.
According to WebMD, prostatitis can affect men of all ages, and having prostatitis does not increase ones chances of having prostate cancer.
Some men also have chronic prostatitis, which means that their prostatitis doesn’t go away. According to WebMD, this is the main cause for trips to the urologist for men under 50. Prostatitis is considered to be chronic if it lasts for more than three months.
According to WebMD, the main symptom for chronic prostatitis is typically frequent bladder infections.