Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (chronic pelvic pain syndrome)

Current options for dealing with the most common form of prostatitis

Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (also known as chronic pelvic pain syndrome) is an all-too-common male genitourinary condition characterized by episodes of pain and discomfort that come and go unpredictably. It may also involve inflammation and difficulties with urination. Although not life-threatening, chronic pelvic pain syndrome has the power to stop a sufferer dead in his tracks "" degrading the quality of his personal and work lives and leaving him confounded and depressed.

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