Introduction: Prostatitis


Prostatitis: Infection or inflammation of the prostate.

Prostatitis: Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland that results in urinary frequency and urgency, burning or painful urination (dysuria), and pain in the lower back and genital area, among other symptoms. In some cases, prostatitis is caused by bacterial infection and can be treated with antibiotics. But the more common forms of prostatitis are not associated with any known infecting organism. Antibiotics are often ineffective in treating the nonbacterial forms of prostatitis. 1

Researching symptoms of Prostatitis: Further information about the symptoms of Prostatitis is available including a list of symptoms of Prostatitis, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Prostatitis, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Prostatitis: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Prostatitis, underlying causes of Prostatitis (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

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         Contents for Prostatitis:

1. excerpt from Your Urinary System and How It Works: NIDDK

Last revision: June 12, 2003

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