This disorder is the most common but least understood form of prostatitis. Found in men of any age from late teens to the elderly, symptoms go away and then return without warning. With chronic prostatitis, there can be pain or discomfort in the groin or bladder area.
There are several types of chronic prostatitis treatment options, each based on the patient's symptoms. These include antibiotics and other medicines, such as alpha-blockers. Alpha-blockers relax muscle tissue in the prostate to make passing urine easier.
Men with asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis usually don't have any symptoms. The condition is often discovered when the doctor is looking for other conditions, like infertility or prostate cancer. The PSA (prostate-specific antigen) tests for men with this condition often show a higher number than normal. This, however, does not necessarily mean that prostate cancer is present.
Treating prostatitis of this kind involves antibiotics for 4 to 6 weeks, and then having another PSA test.