Prostatitis is the most common urological diagnosis in men younger than 50 years. Prostatitis is not a single condition but a general term that refers to inflammation or infection of the prostate gland.
Prostatitis can cause a wide variety of symptoms including:
There are four different syndromes or subgroups
What are the causes of prostatitis?
Despite thorough investigation, the exact cause in many men is often not discovered. Men are at increased risk of developing prostatitis if they have recently had a catheter, recent bladder infection, or they have an abnormal urinary tract or enlarged prostate gland.
Treatments for prostatitis
Correct diagnosis is crucial, as treatment options vary and are tailored to the subtype and patient. Treatment options include:
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