Chronic prostatitis


Chronic bacterial prostatitis is characterised by a positive culture of expressed prostatic secretions. It may cause symptoms such as suprapubic, lower back, or perineal pain, with or without mild urgency and increased frequency of urination, and dysuria, and may be associated with recurrent UTI. However, it may also be asymptomatic between acute episodes/exacerbations. Chronic abacterial prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is characterised by pelvic or perineal pain in the absence of pathogenic bacteria in expressed prostatic secretions. It is often associated with irritative and obstructive voiding symptoms including urgency, frequency, hesitancy, and poor interrupted flow. Symptoms can also include: pain in the suprapubic region, lower back, penis, testes, or scrotum; and painful ejaculation. CP/CPPS may be inflammatory (white cells present in prostatic secretions) or non-inflammatory (white cells absent in prostatic secretions).[1] A classification system for the prostatitis syndromes has been developed by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).[2]

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Alfuzosin and symptoms of chronic prostatitis-chronic pelvic pain syndrome. ( 29 July 2015 )

Naftopidil for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms compatible with benign prostatic hyperplasia. ( 29 July 2015 )