What Causes Prostatitis?

In order to deal properly with prostatitis we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow prostatitis to develop?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind prostatitis consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to prostatitis.  Here are three possibilities:
  • Vasectomy Side-Effects
  • Lymphatic Congestion
  • Low Melatonin

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
having very low melatonin levels
somewhat disturbed sleep
having had a vasectomy
postauricular node problems
frequent swollen inguinal nodes
minor joint pain/swelling/stiffness
multiple painful cervical nodes
frequent swollen cervical nodes
swollen axillary nodes
high systolic blood pressure
eating during sleep hours
multiple painful inguinal nodes
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of prostatitis:
Cause Probability Status
Lymphatic Congestion 99% Confirm
Low Melatonin 30% Unlikely
Vasectomy Side-Effects 4% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate history of prostate problems, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you suffered from Prostatitis (inflamed prostate)?
Possible responses:
→ Never had it / don't know
→ Probably had one/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of prostatitis or prostatitis, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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