COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - Going to the bathroom is a fundamental function of the human body and when something in that department goes wrong it can make life miserable.

Dr. James Bush is treating prostatitis. It is an inflammation of the prostate gland, a small gland located just beneath the bladder in men.

Symptoms can be painful or difficult urination, vague discomfort in groin, lower abdomen, back or pelvic area, or frequent urination.

It can be treated with antibiotics and medications to relax muscles in the area allowing easier urine flow.

Prostatitis is not directly associated with prostate cancer but if symptoms develop see your doctor.

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