N41.1: Chronic prostatitis

Your prostate has been inflamed for a considerable time.

The prostate forms part of the male genital organs. The prostate sits below the bladder and encircles the urethra. The prostate is also known as the prostate gland. Some of the seminal fluid is formed in the prostate.

Your prostate has been inflamed for a considerable time. If the prostate is inflamed for a long period of time, pathogens may be the cause. Sometimes, however, no pathogens are detected. If so, the cause of the inflammation is unknown.

If the prostate is inflamed over a long period of time, this can cause various symptoms. Possible symptoms include a burning sensation in the urethra, pain in the pelvis or pain when urinating. Erections may also become weaker.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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