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Is there a difference between prostatitis and urethritis?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
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In brief: Yes

Prostatitis affects the prostate gland, a pelvic organ responsible for semen production.
Urethritis affects the urethra. Bacteria causing the 2 differ; urethritis is more often a sexually transmitted infection (but not always). Prostatitis is usually caused by the same bugs that cause uti's. Symptoms also differ--prostatitis is usaually a deep pain, urethritis is burning and penile discharge.

In brief: Yes

Prostatitis affects the prostate gland, a pelvic organ responsible for semen production.
Urethritis affects the urethra. Bacteria causing the 2 differ; urethritis is more often a sexually transmitted infection (but not always). Prostatitis is usually caused by the same bugs that cause uti's. Symptoms also differ--prostatitis is usaually a deep pain, urethritis is burning and penile discharge.
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