Infected Prostate Stones

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Topic Overview

Prostatic calculi (stones) are very common. They aren't always apparent during a rectal exam or on X-rays.

Prostate stones are usually tiny-about the size of poppy seeds-and do not cause symptoms.

In some men, infected prostate stones may cause recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) and make it hard to cure bacterial prostatitis . The stones may have to be removed with surgery before UTIs or chronic prostatitis can be resolved.

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ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology

Current as ofMarch 14, 2017