Causes of Acute 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