Purpose We evaluated 96 patients with prostatic inflammation in terms of their symptoms and aimed to find common types and frequencies of symptoms in these patients. Patients and methods The mean age of the patients was 38.0 +/- 8.7 (range 21-58) years. Physical examination, digital rectal examination, microscopic prostatic secretion assessment and urine cultures after taking a detailed medical history were performed. Urine samples before and after prostatic massage were collected for urine culture. Frequency and types of patients' symptoms were evaluated. All patients were asked about lower urinary tract symptoms, sexual dysfunction and other complaints. Results Lower urinary tract symptoms and lumbal pain were more prevalent in elder patients. Ejaculation disorder was the most common sexual problem (n = 65, 67.7%). Erectile dysfunction and decreased libido were observed in 29 (30.2%) and 22 (22.9%) of the patients. Other complaints were lumbal pain (n = 34, 35.4%), perineal fullness (n = 50, 52.1%), haemospermia (n = 20, 20.8%) and scrotal pain (n = 43, 44.8%). Conclusion Prostatic inflammation was usually seen in men of the third and fourth decade. Sexual dysfunction was the most common symptom in this particular group of patients.