Chronic Prostatitis/Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Inflammatory (NIH Category IIIA)

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Chronic Prostatitis/Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Inflammatory (NIH Category IIIA)

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Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, inflammatory, is an inflammation of the prostate that causes pain in the abdomen, testicles, or tip of the penis, urination problems, and painful ejaculation. It is the most common type of prostatitis.

Its cause often cannot be determined. Bacteria are usually not detected in the urine, and fever, chills, or other signs of an infection are not present.

Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, inflammatory, used to be called non-bacterial prostatitis.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Primary Medical Reviewer Andrew Swan, MD, CCFP, FCFP - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
Last Revised February 5, 2010

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