Prostate infections cause a subtle but persistent, and at times recurrent, symptom constellation of; poor urine flow, perineal or peri-anal discomfort, groin and testicular discomfort, and ejaculatory discomfort. In total we call this “Prostatitis”. The Prostate gland becomes infected or inflamed. The PSA blood level can spike upwards, but then fall back to baseline, once treatment is complete.
The GP and patient tend to get a fright at the spiked PSA level thinking it may be a sign of prostate cancer, but in the end, it is simply prostate inflammation.