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What is acute bacterial prostatitis?

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Your urinary tract is made up of your kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that pass between them. If bacteria from here finds its way into your prostate, you can get an infection called acute bacterial prostatitis.

From: What is Prostatitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Prostatitis.”

Urology Care Foundation: “What are Prostatitis and Related Chronic Pelvic Pain Conditions?”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases: “Prostatitis: Inflammation of the Prostate.”

Harvard Medical School + Harvard Health Publications: “Prostatitis: inflamed prostate can be a vexing health problem.”

NHS Choices: “Prostatitis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Prostatitis.”

Medscape: “Prostatitis.”

Prostate Cancer UK: “Prostatitis: A guide to infection and inflammation of the prostate.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on March 16, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Prostatitis.”

Urology Care Foundation: “What are Prostatitis and Related Chronic Pelvic Pain Conditions?”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases: “Prostatitis: Inflammation of the Prostate.”

Harvard Medical School + Harvard Health Publications: “Prostatitis: inflamed prostate can be a vexing health problem.”

NHS Choices: “Prostatitis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Prostatitis.”

Medscape: “Prostatitis.”

Prostate Cancer UK: “Prostatitis: A guide to infection and inflammation of the prostate.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on March 16, 2017

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