pros·​ta·​ti·​tis ˌprä-stə-ˈtī-təs How to pronounce prostatitis (audio)
: inflammation of the prostate gland

Examples of prostatitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prostate infections or prostatitis, one of the most common urinary tract issues in adults, are notorious for recurrence as antibiotics often can’t penetrate tissue deep enough to kill all the bacteria. Popular Science, 12 Oct. 2023 In 2018, Breed began feeling the familiar symptoms of prostatitis. Popular Science, 12 Oct. 2023 Another solution for people with prostatitis, or anyone who wants to avoid prostatitis, is to buy a prostate-friendly soft cushion seat. Laurie Saloman, Verywell Health, 28 Sep. 2023 Chronic inflammation in the prostate can contribute to conditions such as prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 26 June 2023 Some signs that may indicate prostatitis include burning, difficulty urinating or pain during urination, pain during ejaculation, or pain in your abdomen or lower back. Ashley Martens, Men's Health, 30 Mar. 2023 This has happened in cases of people with dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pelvic pain, chronic prostatitis, fibromyalgia, headaches and more. Leah Schaffer, CNN, 19 Dec. 2017 Nohl, a native of Indianapolis who now lives in Greensburg, says he was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis and prostatitis last year, conditions that affect his bladder and prostate. Nate Chute, Indianapolis Star, 1 Nov. 2017 This can be especially troubling for those dealing with prostatitis, a relatively common inflammation of the prostate (especially among young adults). Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 11 Aug. 2017 See More

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prostatitis was in 1842

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“Prostatitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition


pros·​ta·​ti·​tis ˌpräs-tə-ˈtīt-əs How to pronounce prostatitis (audio)
: inflammation of the prostate gland

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