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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


acute bacterial prostatitis  listen  (uh-KYOOT bak-TEER-ee-ul PROS-tuh-TY-tis)

  Inflammation of the prostate gland that begins suddenly and gets worse quickly. It is caused by a bacterial infection. Symptoms include fever and chills, body aches, pain in the lower back and genital area, a burning feeling during urination, and problems with emptying the bladder all the way.