What are the long-term effects of chronic prostatitis?

Chronic prostatitis affects men differently, so discomfort or pain varies.

Prostatitis is not a contagious disease. You can live your life normally and continue sexual relations without passing it on.

Having prostatitis does not increase your risk of developing prostate cancer or any other prostate or kidney disease. But even if your prostatitis is cured, you should continue to have regular examinations to detect prostate cancer.

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