Causes of Acute Prostatitis


 

Common Causes of Acute Prostatitis

  • shutterstock_104111192Acute Prostatitis is most often caused by a bacterial infection of the prostate gland. Any bacteria that can cause a urinary tract infection can cause acute bacterial prostatitis.
  • Some sexually transmitted diseases can cause bacterial prostatitis. These include chlamydia and gonorrhea.
  • Prostatitis may also be caused by problems with the urethra or prostate, such as:

–        Bladder outlet obstruction or urethral stricture

–        The foreskin of the penis that cannot be pulled back (phimosis)

–        Injury to the area between the scrotum and anus (perineum)

–        Urinary catheter, cystoscopy, or prostate biopsy (removing a piece of tissue to look for cancer)

–        Men aged 50 or older who have an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) have a higher risk for prostatitis

 

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