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Chronic prostatitis is a chronic inflammation of the prostate gland. At times, chronic prostatitis is the complication of several recurrent episodes of acute prostatitis. This said, chronic prostatitis may present itself insidiously without any obvious cause. Chronic prostatitis may be found in association with a narrowing of the urethral canal or with an infection of this same canal (urethritis). In the event of scarring or infection, the bacteria commonly associated with sexually transmitted illnesses are typically responsible (chlamydia, gonorrhea, mycoplasma, etc.).
Chronic infectious prostatitis is believed to be caused by a bacterial infection. It may be associated with recurrent urinary tract infections (bladder infections). In some patients, the primary symptom is frequent urinary tract infections. In some men, chronic prostatitis presents with a burning sensation upon urination, pain upon urination or a frequent urge to urinate. There may be occasional associated pain in the lower abdomen.