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Prostate Health

Only vasectomy appointments can be scheduled online using the link below.


Please call 515.875.9800 for all other Urology appointments.


Common in men of all ages, prostatitis involves an inflammation of the prostate gland, which may be caused by a bacterial infection. It affects at least 50 percent of men during their lifetimes. Symptoms can range from simple to chronic, and include:

  • Trouble passing urine
  • Burning, stinging, or pain when passing urine
  • Strong, frequent urges to pass urine
  • Chills and fever
  • Pain in the lower back, belly, groin, or behind the scrotum
  • Body aches
  • Rectal pressure or pain
  • Urethral discharge with bowel movements
  • Genital and rectal throbbing
  • Sexual problems and loss of sex drive

There are several courses of treatment, depending on the specific diagnosis.

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