Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland, the walnut-sized gland located below a man’s bladder. The prostate gland secretes fluid that, along with sperm, forms semen.
There are a couple of different types of prostatitis, one of which is chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). This is the most common type. Young and middle-aged men are more likely to develop CP/CPPS, but it can happen at any age. Furthermore, CP/CPPS may be classified as inflammatory or anti-inflammatory.
In inflammatory cases, urine, semen and fluid secreted by the prostate contain infection-fighting cells. However, these fluid don’t contain bacteria. When CP/CPPS is non-inflammatory, no infection-fighting cells and no bacteria are found in the fluid.