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Prostatitis is a term used to refer to a group of medical conditions causing a painful inflammation of the prostate gland.  

Prostate, located beneath the bladder neck (the location where the urethra and bladder join) in front of the rectum, is the male sex gland. It is shaped like a chestnut and weighs 15 to 20 grams. It is arranged in two lateral lobes around the urethra. It has a central zone surrounding the canals ejaculation, an anterior zone and a peripheral zone, which represent 70% of the gland.

Prostate, as the seminal vesicles and the bulbourethral glands, is one of the seminal accessory glands that produce the seminal plasma, from which the sperm is formed. Prostatic secretions contain zinc, citric acid and albumin: three substances that assure the chemical function of the ejaculate and promote the mobility of the sperm. From reproduction to complete well being of the body, the prostate plays a major role. However, despite its important role, the prostate is sometimes subject to disorders, of which prostatitis is the most common.  

Prostatitis is an acute or chronic inflammatory infection of the prostate gland. It is a very common genito-urinary infection affecting people of all ages, with a particular frequency in young adults.  Although any infection of the prostate gland can increase its chance of developing cancer, there is no proven relationship between prostatitis and prostate cancer; prostatitis, however, increases the levels of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), a protein produced by the prostate gland that is often elevated in prostate cancer patients.


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