Prostatitis is a term used to describe inflammatory conditions of the prostate gland. It is thought that most cases of prostatitis result from bacterial infection, but evidence of infection is not always found. An infected or inflamed prostate can cause painful urination and ejaculation, and if left untreated, serious complications. Often men with “prostatitis” present with vague pelvic symptoms and peri-anal pain, and the diagnosis can sometimes be difficult to confirm.
A number of urologists and other physicians have contributed to a large volume of work on Prostatitis. Some useful links are listed below:
Curtis Nickel – Textbook of Prostatitis
David Wise and Rodney Anderson – A Headache in the Pelvis
Peter Scardino – Peter Scardino’s Prostate Book