Prostatitis, especially if it continues for a long time, can cause stress, anxiety, and depression.
Men with Reference acute prostatitis have severe pain and fever. Most men recover fully when treated with antibiotics. Delaying treatment increases the risk of complications, such as Reference sepsis or an Reference abscess Opens New Window in the prostate.
Chronic bacterial prostatitis
Reference Chronic bacterial prostatitis can be difficult to treat, because some medicines have a hard time reaching the prostate.
The presence of infected prostate stones (Reference prostatic calculi) can make treatment of chronic bacterial prostatitis more difficult.
Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, inflammatory and noninflammatory
Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, Reference inflammatory and Reference noninflammatory, often get better over time without serious complications. But the symptoms sometimes return unexpectedly.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 3, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology