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What causes prostatitis?

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Dr. James Kuan
Urology
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In brief: Usually infection

There are different sub-types of prostatitis.
Infection is most common and causes inflammation, but symptoms can be present with or without infx or inflammation. Other causes or things that can present with symptoms of prostatitis: pelvic muscle spasm, urethral stricture, kidney stone.

In brief: Usually infection

There are different sub-types of prostatitis.
Infection is most common and causes inflammation, but symptoms can be present with or without infx or inflammation. Other causes or things that can present with symptoms of prostatitis: pelvic muscle spasm, urethral stricture, kidney stone.
Dr. James Kuan
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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Martin Linder
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