Prostatitis - a group of disorders of the prostate gland with related symptoms like groin pain, painful and difficult urination.

4 Types of Prostatitis

The National Institutes of Health classification for prostatitis divides the problem into four categories:

General Symptoms of Prostatitis

Acute Bacterial Prostatitis Symptoms

Sudden onset of infection symptoms:

Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis Symptoms

Chronic bacterial prostatitis is diagnosed if it lasts over four months and is known for frequent urinary tract infections and chronic pelvic pain. Between episodes of these infections, a person with chronic bacterial prostatitis may have no symptoms, mild symptoms or severe symptoms.

Asymptomatic Inflammatory Prostatitis

Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis has no symptoms and inflammation of the prostate gland is found by chance.

Bacterial Prostatitis

The most frequent causes of acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis are bacteria transported in urine that "leaks" from the urethra and into the prostate. More than one factor may be at work. Possible causes of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain may include:

More Risk Factors

Risk factors for bacterial prostatitis include:

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