Prostatitis - nonbacterial - chronic - Overview
NBP; Prostatodynia; Pelvic pain syndrome; CPPS; Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis; Chronic genitourinary pain
Definition of Prostatitis - nonbacterial - chronic:
Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis is long-term pain and urinary symptoms that involve the prostate gland or other parts of a man's lower urinary tract or genital area. This condition is not caused by bacterial infection.
See also: Chronic bacterial prostatitis
Causes, incidence, and risk factors:
Possible risk factors for nonbacterial prostatitis include:
- Irritation caused by a backup of urine flowing into the prostate
- Parasites (trichomonads)
- Nerve disorder involving the lower urinary tract
- Problems with toilet training
- Sexual abuse
Life stresses and some psychological factors may also contribute.
Most patients with chronic prostatitis have the nonbacterial form.
- Reviewed last on: 9/30/2009
- David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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