Chronic Prostatitis/Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Noninflammatory (NIH Category IIIB)

Chronic Prostatitis/Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Noninflammatory (NIH Category IIIB)

Topic Overview

Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, noninflammatory, is a common form of prostatitis . It causes pain in the pelvic area, where the prostate is located, without symptoms of general illness, infection, or inflammation.

Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, noninflammatory, was formerly called prostatodynia.

Credits

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJ. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology
Last RevisedDecember 3, 2011

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