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What usually causes prostatitis?

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Dr. Matthew Thom
Urology 16 years experience
Inflammation: There is 4 general catagories of prostatitis: 1. Acute bacterial - caused by infection 2. Chronic bacterial - recurrent bacterial infection 3. Chronic pelvic pain syndrome - may result from chronic nonbacterial prostatitis - most common (inflammation without infection) or prostadynia (symptoms without infection or inflammation) 4. Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis - found on biopsy.
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Multiple factors:: bacterial infection, excessive intercourse/masturbation/oral sex/manipulation. Requires a professional examination and analysis of prostatic fluid plus a digitial rectal exam.

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Unclear: Although there is no consensus on the cause of bacterial prostatitis many believe it is caused by the lymphatic spread of bacteria from the intestines.

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