This completely depends on what type of prostatitis it is. Bacterial infection usually enters from the urinary tract. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome may come from an initial infection or injury or from clenching and spasm of the pelvic floor muscles.

What are the symptoms of prostatitis?

You may have no symptoms or symptoms so sudden and severe that you seek emergency medical care.

Symptoms of prostatitis include:

  • Having to urinate often
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Chills and fever
  • Pain that comes and goes in the lower abdomen, around the anus, in the groin, or in the back
  • Pain during ejaculation
  • Pain during sexual intercourse

In addition, the prostate may swell, causing a less powerful urine stream.