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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
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
Last Revised November 11, 2013

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