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 to 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 5/11/2015

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