This is a difficult condition to diagnose and treat. It involves a constellation of clinical conditions which may be due to infection or inflammation of the prostate gland. Patients often presents with pain in the groins, perineum, irritation in the urethra and, or pain of ejaculation.

After evaluation by an urologist, the patient needs treatment perhaps with antibiotics which is usually prolonged. A proportion of these patients have recurrence of the same symptoms and a small proportion may not get better and therefore needs combinations of medication to obtain optimum control of the symptoms.