What are potential complications of prostatitis?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Paul J Turek, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Potential complications of prostatitis include the following:

  • Bladder outlet obstruction/urinary retention

  • Abscess - Typically in immunocompromised patients

  • Infertility due to scarring of the urethra or ejaculatory ducts

  • Recurrent cystitis

  • Renal damage

  • Sepsis


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