This article discusses the four prostatitis syndromes defined by the National Institutes of Health. It also includes the many names prostatitis has been called in the past and describes its new classification as Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) by the European Association of Urologists. Research indicates CPPS impairs quality of life to a similar degree as a heart attack or Chron’s disease.
Problems associated with prostatitis
Problems associated with prostatitis include: Hesitant Urination, urinary urgency, burning sensation (dysuria), frequent urination (nocturne), pain in the groin, infertility, painful ejaculation or dyspareunia.
Causes of prostatitis include pelvic trauma (Horse Riding or Cycling) and prolonged sitting.
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Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) occurs in women and men. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) definition applies to women. The European Association of Urologists (EAU) revised their guidelines beginning in 2009 to include women and men in their definition of chronic pelvic pain. Chronic pelvic pain is a bladder pain syndrome that occurs in women and men. Urological pain syndromes in men include chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS).
Historically, chronic pelvic pain (CPP), was defined by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and applied to women.
In 2009, the European Association of Urology (EAU) published Guidelines on chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Their stated objective was “to revise guidelines for the diagnosis, therapy, and follow-up of CPP patients.”
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