Acute bacterial prostatitis is a rapid-developing infection of the prostate gland. It results from bacterial strains in the blood or urinary tract making their way into the prostate. Irritation, swelling, and pain often occur in or around the scrotum, penis, testes, and lower back. It is rare in young boys, and most commonly found in men, especially those who are sexually active or with an enlarged prostate.
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Acute bacterial prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland that begins suddenly and gets worse quickly. It is caused by a bacterial infection. Symptoms include fever and chills, body aches, pain in the lower back and genital area, a burning feeling during urination, and problems with emptying the bladder all the way.
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Marc Garnick, Oncology, answeredAcute bacterial prostatitis is an infection caused by bacteria that travel from the urethra, and perhaps from the rectum, to the prostate. It's the least common but most dramatic form of prostatitis, beginning abruptly with high fever, chills, joint and muscle aches, and profound fatigue.
In addition, you may have pain around the base of the penis and behind the scrotum, pain in the lower back, and the feeling of a full rectum. As the prostate becomes more swollen, you may find it more difficult to urinate, and the urine stream may become weak. If you can't urinate at all, it's a medical emergency; this usually means the prostate is so swollen that it's completely blocking urine flow. Depending on the severity of symptoms, hospitalization may be necessary.