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what causes prostatitis ?‏

what causes prostatitis ? I have to sit all day long, will that cause a prostatitis?

1 answers - 2011-03-12

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1. Bacteria
Bacteria found in the large intestine can lead to prostate infection. If the bacteria are left untreated, they will begin to spread and find their way to the prostate through a passage called the prostatic ducts. A patient will begin to feel chills, body aches and pain while urinating. 

2. Urinary Tract
A prostate infection can result from an injury to the urinary tract. Urinary tract problems can occur with consistent bicycle or horseback riding. An infection makes its way to the prostate by working its way from the catheter that is used to drain the bladder while treating the injury. 

3. Bladder
Another cause of a prostate infection is lifting heavy objects when the bladder is full. When this happens, it causes the urine to back up into the prostate gland, causing inflammation and swelling. 

4. Immune System
Any issues or problems with the immune system can cause a prostate infection, because any abnormal reaction in the body can affect the prostate tissue and lead to infection. 

5. Genetics 
According to the Mayo Clinic, genetics can play an important role in causing prostate infections. There are certain genes that are passed on that allow some men to become more prone to these infections.                                    
Released in 2011-03-12