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Jane’s Blog Chronic Prostatitis Increases the Risk of Prostate Cancer

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Jane’s Blog Chronic Prostatitis Increases the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Prostatitis occurs when the prostate and surrounding tissue becomes swollen, tender, and inflamed. It is different from having just an enlarged prostate. Symptoms can be characterized by urinary problems such as burning or painful urination, urgency, and trouble voiding; difficult or painful ejaculation; and sometimes pain in the perineum or lower back. Basically, men have a 16-50% chance of getting prostatitis in their lifetime. Men with positive bacterial prostate tissue cultures also have higher PSA values. So keep that in mind if your PSA level comes back high the next time your doctor checks it. When prostatitis occurs, 5% to 10%...

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