acute bacterial prostatitis

Definition / meaning of acute bacterial prostatitis

Inflammation of the prostate gland that begins suddenly and gets worse quickly. It is caused by a bacterial infection. Symptoms include fever and chills, body aches, pain in the lower back and genital area, a burning feeling during urination, and problems with emptying the bladder all the way.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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