Risk factors for prostatitis include:

  • Being a young or middle-aged man
  • Having a past episode of prostatitis
  • Having an infection in the bladder or the tube that transports semen and urine to the penis (urethra)
  • Having a pelvic trauma, such as injury from bicycling or horseback riding
  • Not drinking enough fluids (dehydration)
  • Using a urinary catheter, a tube inserted into the urethra to drain the bladder
  • Having unprotected sexual intercourse
  • Having HIV/AIDS
  • Being under stress
  • Having certain inherited traits — particular genes may make some men more susceptible to prostatitis
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