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Chronic pelvic pain in women


Chronic pelvic pain — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatments of pelvic pain in women.

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Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS)


Although prostatitis is often described as an infection of the prostate, it can also be an inflammation with no sign of infection.  In fact, only 5% to 10% of cases are actually caused by bacterial infection. It does not raise the risk of getting prostate cancer.

The condition affects men of all ages. According to the National Institutes of Health, prostatitis may account for up to 25% of all office visits for complaints involving the genital and urinary systems from young and middle-aged men. It is  the number-one reason men under the age of 50 visit a urologist.

The most common form of Prostatitis is Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome  which accounts for 90% of the cases. The condition is marked by urinary and genital pain for at least three of the past six months. Patients have no bacteria in their urine, but may have other signs of inflammation. The condition can sometimes be confused with interstitial cystitis (a chronic inflammation of the bladder).

Treatments for chronic noninfectious prostatitis may include the use of the alpha blocker drugs which relax the muscles of the prostate and bladder to improve urine flow and alleviate symptoms.  Some people may benefit from lifestyle changes including avoiding spicy foods, caffeine or acidic drinks. Activities  such as bicycling which aggravate the condition, may need to be eliminated as well.

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