Inflammation of the prostate. Prostatitis can be caused by bacterial overgrowth, but this is not always the case; inflammation can also occur without any type of infection. Some of the most common symptoms of the condition include difficulty urinating, burning during urination, painful ejaculations, and even erectile dysfunction. Symptoms vary depending on the exact cause of the condition.

Physicians sometimes recommend prostate massage to relieve the symptoms of prostatitis. However, this depends on the cause of the condition. People with prostate inflammation should consult with their physicians to choose effective treatment plans.

Bacterial prostate infections are not thought to be sexually transmitted.