Prostatitis (cont.)

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What is the prognosis for prostatitis?

  • Acute bacterial prostatitis is curable with a short course of antibiotics.
  • Chronic bacterial prostatitis is often recurrent even with appropriate therapy. Fortunately, the disease tends to be asymptomatic.
  • Chronic pelvic pain syndrome will be challenging for the patient and the health care practitioner. Symptoms tend to linger and be difficult to control.
  • Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis is not clinically significant and does not require treatment.

Medically reviewed by Rambod Rouhbakhsh, MD, MBA, FAAFP; American Board of Family Medicine
"Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome"
"Chronic bacterial prostatitis"
"Acute bacterial prostatitis"

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/19/2013

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