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Prostatitis (Inflammation of the Prostate Gland) (cont.)

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What is the prognosis for prostatitis?

  • Acute bacterial prostatitis can often be treated very successfully and has a very good prognosis.
  • Chronic prostatitis, and especially chronic nonbacterial prostatitis, can often lead to long-term symptoms and discomfort if treatment is unsuccessful. It is important to have close follow-up and continued care by either your primary care physician or a urologist.
  • Prostatitis does not increase your risk of developing prostate cancer.

Prostatitis conclusion

Prostatitis can be an acute bacterial illness that is often easily treated with antibiotics, or it can be a chronic condition that recurs and requires long-term medical attention.

Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology


Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine; 7th edition; Judith Tintinalli; McGrawHill 2011.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/17/2016


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