Prostatitis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What treatment is best for me?
  • How long will my treatment last?
  • Is there anything I can do to feel better until my treatment starts working?
  • Could my symptoms be caused by something other than prostatitis?
  • Do I have chronic bacterial prostatitis or acute prostatitis?
  • Are there any side effects from my treatment?
  • Will I get prostatitis again?
  • Is there anything I can do to avoid getting prostatitis again?
  • Will I be at higher risk of developing prostate cancer?


Treatment of Prostatitis by JJ Stevermer, M.D., M.S.P.H. and SK Easley, M.D. (American Family Physician May 15, 2000,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00