Most men with
prostatitis have chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain
syndrome, inflammatory or noninflammatory. The cause of this type of
prostatitis is not known. Few men with prostatitis have prostatitis associated
with a bacterial infection.
Bacteria infecting the prostate cause
acute prostatitis and
chronic bacterial prostatitis. Bacteria most likely
enter the prostate by:
Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, inflammatory (nonbacterial prostatitis)
The specific cause of
chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, inflammatory, is usually not known. However, health professionals
believe the possible causes include:
- Blocked urine flow.
movement of urine and prostate secretions into the
- Microorganisms that may infect the prostate. However, if
they are present, they usually are not detectable in the urine.
immune system attacking the prostate (autoimmune disease).
- Chemicals normally found in the urine, such as
uric acid, which may get into the prostate and cause
- Abnormal nerve or muscle function.
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 health professionals think that the prostate
may not be involved at all but that a combination of factors, including nervous
system problems, strained pelvic floor muscles, and emotional issues, cause the
This answer should not be considered medical advice...This answer should not be considered medical advice and should not take the place of a doctor’s visit. Please see the bottom of the page for more information or visit our Terms and Conditions.
Thanks for your feedback.
42 of 46 found this helpful
Read the Original Article: Prostatitis-Cause WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
© 1995-2011 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.