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Most men with prostatitis have chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, inflammatory or noninflammatory. The cause of this type of prostatitis is not known.
About 1 out of 10 men have prostatitis caused by bacteria.
Acute prostatitis and chronic bacterial prostatitis
Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, inflammatory (nonbacterial prostatitis)
The specific cause of chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, inflammatory, is usually not known. But doctors believe the possible causes include:
Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, noninflammatory (prostatodynia)
The causes of chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, noninflammatory, may be the same as those for chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, inflammatory. Some doctors think that a combination of things—including nervous system problems and strained pelvic floor muscles—causes the pain. Emotional problems and anxiety can make the pain worse.
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