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prostatitis is an infection that causes severe
symptoms. It is the most serious and least common type of prostatitis. Men with
this illness are usually very sick, and their symptoms come on suddenly.
A urine test may reveal bacteria, and using a
digital rectal exam, a doctor will find
the prostate to be warm, swollen, and very tender.
Serious complications may develop from acute prostatitis, including
abscess in the prostate.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerChristopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
Current as ofMay 24, 2016
Current as of:
May 24, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
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