Acute Prostatitis – Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

2What Causes Acute Prostatitis?

Acute prostatitis can be caused by infections in some parts of your genitourinary tract. Bacterial infection in the prostate tends to be the most likely cause of acute prostatitis, and these bacteria include:

  • Proteus species
  • Klebsiella species
  • Escherichia coli
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea

Other conditions can lead to acute bacterial prostatitis, including;

  • Epididymitis, or inflammation of your epididymis which is the tube that connects your testicles and vas deferens.
  • Urethritis, or inflammation of your urethra.
  • Phimosis, which is the inability to pull back the foreskin of your penis.
  • Injury to your perineum, which is the area between your scrotum and rectum.
  • Obstruction of the bladder outlet, which can happen due to an enlarged prostate or stones in the bladder.
  • Urinary catheters or cystoscopy.

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