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What should you know about acute bacterial prostatitis?

Acute bacterial prostatitis is a type of prostatitis and it is rare. Acute bacterial prostatitis is caused by a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection of the prostate gland. Other types of prostatitis include nonbacterial prostatitis, asymptomatic prostatitis and chronic bacterial prostatitis.

What can cause acute bacteria prostatitis?
Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions that could possibly cause Acute bacterial prostatitis includes: 
•Common bacteria that live in the bowel flora 
•Damage to the prostate gland following surgery 
•Catheter passed into the bladder may sometimes let bacteria travel to the prostate 
•Sexually transmitted disease 
What are the symptoms of acute bacteria prostatitis?
Acute bacterial prostatitis generally presents with typical symptoms that include severe pain in and around the base of the penis and behind the scrotum. Men may also experience a variety of urinary symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection. These include bloody urine (hematuria), a strong sudden urge to urinate (urgency) and an urge to urinate frequently (frequency). It may also be difficult to pass more than a small amount of urine. There also may be a feeling of fullness in the rectum and a frequent urge to defecate. 
Symptoms of acute bacterial prostatitis can also include lower back pain, fever, chills, and nausea. 
What are the complications of acute bacteria prostatitis?
Acute bacterial prostatitis is a medical emergency that can lead to serious complications. Complications include the development of a prostatic abscess and a serious infection of the blood called bacteremia. This can lead to life-threatening conditions that affect the whole body, called sepsis and septic shock, which can be fatal if not treated immediately. 
Other complications include the development of chronic bacterial prostatitis and epididymitis
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