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Prostatitis is defined as the inflammation of the prostate gland. The chestnut-sized prostate lies below the bladder and produces a fluid secretion which is released via the urethra during ejaculation, where it mixes with the sperm to form the actual sperm. Prostatitis can lead to different symptoms, typically pain in the perineal area and problems urinating.
Pain in the pelvic area for more than three months in the last six months is called a chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CCPS), the most common form of prostatitis, often the cause is unknown.
The term urinary dysfunction refers to the difficult or partially incomplete emptying of the bladder, the rare leakage of urine and involuntary loss of urine (incontinence). They can be caused by urinary tract infections and prostate diseases, inflammations, stones, changes in vessels, malformations and scars in the area of the urinary tract as well as nerve and heart diseases, along with medication.