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Prostatitis is the general term used to describe prostate inflammation. Because the term is so general, it does not adequately describe the range of abnormalities that can be associated with prostate inflammation. Therefore, four types of prostatitis are recognized.

types of prostatitis

There are four types of prostatitis:

  • acute bacterial prostatitis
  • chronic bacterial prostatitis
  • chronic prostatitis without infection
  • asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis