Prostatitis - Cause
Most men with
prostatitis have chronic prostatitis, which may also be called pelvic pain syndrome. The cause of this type of
prostatitis is not known.
Acute prostatitis and chronic bacterial prostatitis
Bacteria infecting the prostate cause
acute prostatitis and
chronic bacterial prostatitis. Bacteria most likely
enter the prostate by:
- Traveling through the
- Being present in the urine
because of a bladder infection.
- Being introduced through the use of
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March 12, 2014
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