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When are you most likely to have problems with prostatitis?

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You’re more likely to have problems with your prostate if:

An inflamed or infected prostate gland is common in men of all ages.

If you have prostatitis, your doctor can help you find ways to manage your symptoms and control your pain. Researchers are also trying to better understand what causes it. This will allow them to find more treatments that work.

  • You’ve had a UTI
  • You’ve had a groin injury
  • You use a urinary catheter
  • You’ve had a prostate biopsy
  • You have HIV/AIDS
  • You’ve had prostatitis before

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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