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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 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.