Bacterial prostatitis is an infection that causes fever, chills and pain. If the condition appears suddenly, it is called an acute infection. If the infection comes back repetitively, it is called a chronic infection. Bacterial prostatitis needs to be treated with antibiotics effectively to prevent recurrence and further medical problems.
Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis, also called chronic pelvic pain syndrome, is a common prostate problem. It can cause pain in the lower back, in the groin, or at the tip of the penis. Treatment may require a combination of medicines, surgery, and lifestyle changes.