Prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate that may be caused by infection, chronic pelvic pain syndrome or asymptomatic prostate inflammation.

Prominent features are genitourinary, pelvic or rectal pain and lower urinary tract symptoms, eg urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy, weak stream and straining on urination, dysuria, pain that increased with urination.

Differential Diagnosis

  • Consider ruling out acute cystitis, bladder or prostate cancer, BPH, enterovesical fistula, prostatic abscess, urinary tract stones or foreign body, neuropathic pain, ejaculatory duct dysfunction

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