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    Chronic Prostatitis/Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Noninflammatory (NIH Category IIIB)

    Chronic Prostatitis/Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Noninflammatory (NIH Category IIIB)

    Topic Overview

    Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, noninflammatory, is a common form of prostatitis . It causes pain in the pelvic area, where the prostate is located, without symptoms of general illness, infection, or inflammation.

    Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, noninflammatory, was formerly called prostatodynia.

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    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology
    Last Revised December 3, 2011

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