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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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