Prostatitis can be a frustrating condition for both the patient and the urologist because the cause and remedy for prostatitis can be elusive. The Barbara and Maurice Deane Prostate Health and Research Center at Mount Sinai’s Department of Urology offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for prostatitis tailored to the unique needs of each patient. Prostatitis is defined as an inflammation of the prostate gland (the walnut-sized gland that surrounds the urethra in men). It is common in men under 50 years of age. 


The symptoms of prostatitis can vary widely and may include:

  • A frequent and urgent need to urinate
  • Pain during voiding or sexual activity
  • Discomfort in the pelvis and/or pain in the area between the scrotum and the rectum (the perineum). 

As opposed to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), obstruction to the flow of urine is not considered to be the primary cause of prostatitis’ symptoms. Rather the symptoms are due to the inflammation.

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