Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: May 18, 2023
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP) include the following:

  • Acute prostatitis
  • Chronic pelvic pain syndrome
  • Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis
  • Prostatic stone
  • Bladder stone
  • Anatomic obstruction due to prostatic hyperplasia, urinary stricture disease, or bladder neck dysfunction
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Pelvic floor tension myalgia
  • Bacteriuria
  • Cystitis
  • Urethritis
  • Epididymo-orchitis
  • Prostatic abscess
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Tuberculous prostatitis
  • Herpes
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Differential Diagnoses