Prostatitis is a common infection or an inflammation of the prostate. It can affect men of all ages and doesn't increase the risk for prostate cancer. Symptoms can include an urge to urinate, pain during urination, chills and fever, and pelvic pain. Treatment may include anti-inflammatory medicines, antibiotics, alpha-blocker drugs, and warm sitz baths. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about prostatitis, its causes, symptoms, treatment, and much more.
What Is Prostatitis?
Many young and middle-aged men have prostatitis, an inflamed and painful prostate gland. Learn some of the causes of this condition.
Prostate Cancer and the Digital Rectal Exam
Read about the digital rectal exam, a test to help screen for prostate cancer.
What Is the Prostate? What's Normal as You Age?
The prostate -- men have them, women don’t. Learn more about this gland that often grows larger as men age.
Can I Prevent Prostatitis?
An inflamed or infected prostate gland can be painful. A few easy lifestyle changes may keep this from happening to you.
Prostate Cancer Q and A
Getting diagnosed with prostate cancer can be overwhelming. It’s normal to have several questions and concerns. Find answers to all of your questions about prostate cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment.
Best Ways to Lower Your Chance of Getting a UTI
Want to lower your chance of getting a urinary tract infection? Here are five lifestyle changes and two doctor-prescribed methods that can help.
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The Prostate (Human Anatomy): Prostate Picture, Definition, Function, Conditions, Tests, and Treatments
WebMD’s Prostate Anatomy Page provides detailed images, definitions, and information about the prostate. Learn about its function, parts, location on the body, and conditions that affect the prostate, as well as tests and treatments for prostate conditions.