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Rectal Pain or Itching

Occasionally, an infection in the prostate ("prostatitis") can cause symptoms in the rectum or buttock. Please review the following symptoms that suggest a prostate problem:

  • pain in the penis or testicles

  • frequent urinating

  • burning upon urinating

  • difficulty starting your urine stream or inability to pass urine

  • cloudiness or blood in the urine

  • blood in your semen

  • pain when you ejaculate.

Do you have one or more of these symptoms?

Yes I have one or more symptoms that suggest prostatitis.

No, I do not have these symptoms.

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