Benjamin Wedro, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Dr. Ben Wedro practices emergency medicine at Gundersen Clinic, a regional trauma center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His background includes undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Alberta, a Family Practice internship at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- What is the prostate gland?
- What is prostatitis?
- What are the types and symptoms of prostatitis?
- Acute bacterial prostatitis causes and symptoms
- Chronic bacterial prostatitis causes and symptoms
- Chronic prostatitis without infection causes and symptoms
- Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis causes and symptoms
- How is prostatitis diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for prostatitis?
- What is the prognosis for prostatitis?
- Find a local Urologist in your town
What is the prognosis for prostatitis?
- Acute bacterial prostatitis is curable with a short course of antibiotics.
- Chronic bacterial prostatitis is often recurrent even with appropriate
therapy. Fortunately, the disease tends to be asymptomatic.
- Chronic pelvic pain syndrome will be challenging for the patient and the
health care practitioner. Symptoms tend to linger and be difficult to control.
- Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis is not clinically significant and does not require treatment.
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