Who Is Affected by Prostatitis

Prostatitis affects men of all ages. It is most common in men younger than 50. It is less common in men 50 to 69, but the incidence increases slightly in men 70 and older. footnote 1

The most common types of prostatitis are inflammatory and noninflammatory chronic pelvic pain syndrome.


  1. Nickel JC (2012). Prostatitis and related conditions, orchitis, and epididymitis. In AJ Wein et al., eds., Campbell-Walsh Urology, 10th ed., vol. 1, pp. 327–356. Philadelphia: Saunders.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology

Current as ofMay 22, 2015