Prostatitis refers to the inflammation of the prostate gland, a walnut sized gland which produces the fluid with sperms. There are few types of Prostatitis: acute, chronic, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and asymptomatic inflammatory Prostatitis. It leads to intense pain during urination, pain in the groin, pelvic area and in certain cases, flu-like symptoms. It may be caused by bacterial infection, immune system disorder, nervous system disorder or an injury to the prostate area.

Prominent risk factors for Prostatitis include being a middle aged man, having an infection in the bladder, dehydration, contacting HIV/AIDS, being under psychological stress or family history of the disease. Common treatment methods include administrating antibiotics, alpha blockers, and pain relievers to the patients. Prostate massage is found to be effective against it as well, though there is some doubt regarding its effectiveness in this regard.