Prostate
Prostatitis
Abscess

Authors: Gladell Paner, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 19 July 2016, last major update January 2012

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Definition / General
  • Usually due to obstruction and E. coli
  • Historically was often due to gonorrhea

  • Symptoms:
    • Acute urinary retention, perineal pain
    • Prostate fluctuation on digital rectal exam
Diagnosis
  • Transrectal ultrasound
Treatment
  • Incision, drainage and antibiotics