Summary of Prostatitis
Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland. Prostatitis is classified into acute, chronic, asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis, and chronic pelvic pain syndrome. The conditions are distinguished by the different presentation of pain, white blood cells in the urine, duration of symptoms and bacteria cultured from the urine. To help express prostatic secretions that may contain white blood cells and bacteria, prostate massage is sometimes used.