Treatment of Acute and Chronic Prostatitis

Prostatitis is a general term that refers to prostatic inflammation.  Prostatitis can be due to infection (usually bacterial infection) and is classified as acute or chronic bacterial prostatitis.  Prostatitis can also be non-bacterial, without any infectious cause.  This is a more common form of prostatitis also known as pelvic pain syndrome or prostatodynia.

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Prostatis can cause pain, discomfort, difficulty urination or painful sex/ejaculation.  There are many causes for prostatitis and prostate infections. Treatment depends on the exact causes and the general health of the prostate.

Dr. Shteynshlyuger is an expert in treatment of prostatic infections and prostatitis. He has authored many papers on treatment of difficult to diagnose and treat prostatic infections as well as atypical prostatitis.

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board certified urologist with expertise in treating men acute and chronic prostatitis and related problems. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with prostatitis, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice.

What are the different types of prostatitis and their causes?
Acute bacterial prostatitis – Acute bacterial prostatitis is caused by bacteria.
Chronic bacterial prostatitis – Chronic bacterial prostatitis is caused by persistent infection of the prostate gland with bacteria.

Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (Also known as Nonbacterial prostatitis and prostatodynia) – The “chronic prostatitis / pelvic pain syndrome” commonly abbreviated as CP/CPPS is the most common type of prostatitis.

Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis – Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis is a diagnosis usually made from prostate biopsy specimen.

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board certified urologist with expertise in treating men acute and chronic prostatitis and pelvic pain and related problems. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with prostatitis, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice.

Last modified on September 23, 2013