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Home > Be Healthy > Health Library > Prostatitis
Prostatitis is swelling or infection of the prostate. It's usually painful. The prostate is a small organ below the bladder that makes fluid for semen.
Prostatitis can cause urinary problems. You may have an urge to urinate often, burning pain, and a feeling that you can't empty your bladder. Symptoms may be sudden and severe (acute) or mild and long-lasting (chronic).
Current as of: February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Christopher G. Wood MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
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