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Glossary for Nonbacterial prostatitis

  • Anal fissure: Tear in the anal region.
  • Chronic bacterial prostatitis: Ongoing prostratitis from bacterial infection.
  • Cystitis: Bladder infection or inflammation
  • Diverticular Disease: Protrusions of the colon wall (diverticulosis) or their inflammation (diverticulitis)
  • Interstitial cystitis: A rare condition involving inflammatory disease of the bladder which progresses slowly.
  • Pain, prostate:
  • Perirectal abscess: A pus-filled cavity that develops in the anal opening. The inflammation can be caused by injury to the anal area which can lead to bacteria entering the anal skin. The injury may be related to such things as anal fissures, hemorrhoids.
  • Proctitis: A chronic inflammatory disease of the rectum which causes bloody diarrhea.
  • Prostate Cancer: Cancer of the prostate.
  • Prostatic abscess: A pus-filled cavity in the prostate. It often occurs as a complication of infections such as prostatitis, urethritis, epididymitis and cystitis. The infection is most likely to occur in diabetics and immunocompromised people.
  • Prostatodynia:
  • Urethritis: Inflammation of the urethra


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