Prostatitis is theinflammation (swelling) of the prostate gland. It can be very painful and distressing, but will usually get better eventually.

The prostate is a small gland foundin menthatlies between the penis and the bladder. It produces a thick white fluid that's mixed with sperm to create semen.

Unlike other prostate conditionssuch as Prostate enlargement or prostate cancer , which usually affect older men, prostatitis can develop in men of all ages.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 4 Jan 2017