What Causes Chronic Prostatitis?
The chronic prostatitis is a condition in which the inflammation of the prostate gland or prostatitis continues to show its symptoms for more than 3 months. This condition can be painful and cause a lot of discomforts. Difficulty and pain during urination, nausea chills, and fever are some of the symptoms of this condition.
Chronic Prostatitis Causes
To understand what causes prostatitis, lets discuss the types of chronic prostatitis.
Based on its cause, chronic prostatitis has been categorized into two;
- Chronic bacterial prostatitis
- Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (Chronic prostatitis)
Chronic bacterial prostatitis is caused by the bacterial infection of the prostate gland. This condition can develop the following health problems:
- A urinary tract infection
- The insertion of a contaminated urinary catheter
- The treatment for acute bacterial prostatitis
In some patients with chronic bacterial prostatitis, it is seen that the infection reoccurs or never really goes away. This could because of the following possible reasons:
- Infected prostate stones that dont get expelled during urination. Prostate stones are formed due to some bacterial infection and are of the size of a poppy seed. The infected prostate stones can cause urinary infections to reoccur and chronic prostatitis to worsen.
- Some people may become resistant to the antibiotic treatment
- Sometimes the infection can cause form biofilms around the prostate making it harder to treat it.
Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Causes
Chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome is a non-bacterial form of prostatitis. Experts are yet to understand the cause of this condition but there possible causes that include:
- Previous bacterial infection
- Blockage of urine due to some reasons
- STDs such as Chlamydia
- Damage to the urinary tract due to surgery or physical injury
- Irritation in the prostate gland due to the uric acid compound found in the urine
- The improper functioning of the nerves and muscles
Be sure to consult a doctor if you think you have this condition. Remember, self-medication is not the way to cure.