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Who Is Affected by Prostatitis

Prostatitis affects men of all ages. It is most common in men younger than 50. It is less common in men 50 to 69, but the incidence increases slightly in men 70 and older.1

The most common types of prostatitis are inflammatory and noninflammatory chronic pelvic pain syndrome.


  1. Nickel JC (2012). Prostatitis and related conditions, orchitis, and epididymitis. In AJ Wein et al., eds., Campbell-Walsh Urology, 10th ed., vol. 1, pp. 327-356. Philadelphia: Saunders.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerChristopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology

Current as ofJune 4, 2014

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: June 04, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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