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View in Spanish: Prostatitis bacteriana crónica

Chronic bacterial prostatitis (KRAH-nik bak-TEER-ee-ul prah-stuh-TY-tis)
Inflammation of the prostate gland that is caused by a bacterial infection and that continues or gets worse over a long period of time. The infection may seem to go away but keeps coming back. Symptoms include body aches, pain in the lower back and genital area, a burning feeling during urination, and problems with emptying the bladder all the way.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.