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Typical symptoms of acute prostatitis include:

  • Burning or dribbling with urination

  • Difficulty starting the urine stream or total inability to pass urine at all

  • Cloudiness or blood in the urine

  • Pain above the penis, in or below the scrotum, in the back or in the rectum

  • Fever and chills

  • Flu-like symptoms including muscle aches and general weakness

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