Acute Prostatitis (NIH Category I)
Acute Reference prostatitis Opens New Window 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 Reference digital rectal exam Opens New Window, a doctor will find the prostate to be warm, swollen, and very tender.
Serious complications may develop from acute prostatitis, including an Reference abscess Opens New Window in the prostate.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 3, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology