Causes of Acute Prostatitis
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger has published some of the most cited papers on fungal prostatitis and atypical infections of the prostate. He has treated hundreds of men with chronic prostatitis.
Common Causes of Acute Prostatitis
- Acute 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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