What are possible etiologies of chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS)?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Paul J Turek, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Answer

Causes of chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome may include the following:

  • Functional or structural bladder pathology, such as primary vesical neck obstruction, pseudodyssynergia (failure of the external sphincter to relax during voiding), impaired detrusor contractility, or acontractile detrusor muscle

  • Ejaculatory duct obstruction

  • Increased pelvic side wall tension

  • Nonspecific prostatic inflammation


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