Prostatitis can be acute or chronic in nature



Generally acute prostatitis is caused by an acute bacterial infection. Chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain often is an inflammatory problem and is not necessarily associated with bacterial infection.


Diagnosis & Evaulation






On the Web

General Urology Websites

Canadian Urological Association  Extenstive library of downloadable pamphlets on a wide range of urological conditions

Cleveland Clinic

Mayo Clinic

Medline Plus Produced by the US National Institutes of Health with information on virtually every health topic and extensive list of links The patient information site of the American Urological Association.