Other conditions with symptoms similar to prostatitis

Other conditions that may need to be ruled out when diagnosing prostatitis include:

  • A bladder infection.
  • Urethritis , especially if caused by a sexually transmitted disease, such as chlamydia.
  • A kidney infection.
  • Prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia [BPH] or prostate cancer).
  • Presence of a bladder or kidney stone.
  • A narrow spot in the urethra.
  • Inflammation or irritation of the bladder (interstitial cystitis), which is rare in men.
  • Complete inability to urinate (acute urinary retention).
  • Bladder cancer.

Last Updated: December 26, 2009

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