The more you read about your condition, and the more informed you are, the greater your chances of recovering from chronic prostatitis / chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Knowledge is strength. Many doctors and urologists are hopelessly misinformed about our condition, so it’s up to you to find out the best strategies for curing yourself. Go carefully through this forum. Whatever questions you have, you’ll find them already asked, and answered, on the forum. Join if you want to ask questions or contribute knowledge.
Not an Infection
A landmark study found that both normal men and pelvic pain patients had equal counts of similar bacteria colonizing their prostates…
Urologists admit that antibiotics are not the appropriate treatment for prostatitis (CP/CPPS), but many prescribe them to satisfy patient demand.
MAPP Network uncovering the secrets of Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
The Chronic Prostatitis Network is supportive of the work done by the MAPP Network. The Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network has been working diligently to produce a range of research that’s changing what we know about Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (UCPPS). The MAPP Research Network embraces a systemic (or whole–body) approach in the study of UCPPS. UCPPS is a term adopted by the network to encompass both IC/BPS and CP/CPPS, which are proposed as related based on their similar symptom profiles. In addition to moving beyond traditional bladder– and prostate-specific research directions, MAPP Network scientists are investigating potential relationships between UCPPS and other chronic conditions that are sometimes seen in IC/PBS and CP/CPPS patients, such as irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
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Confusing names: UCPPS, CP/CPPS, IC/BPS, Prostatitis Cat IIIb etc
This condition has a myriad of names, and it can become confusing. The table below may help to make sense of it
|CP/CPPS||Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome||Y|
|CPPS||Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome[/td]||Y|
|IC/PBS||Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome||N|
|IC/BPS||Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome||Y|
|Prostatodynia||Latinate term meaning ‘prostate pain’||N|
|Chronic Non-bacterial Prostatitis||As opposed to Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis||N|
|CP/CPPS Cat IIIa||Category IIIa or IIIb depends on pus cells in semen, EPS, urine||Y|
|CP/CPPS Cat IIIb||The distinction is not very useful for diagnosis or treatment||Y|
|Levator Ani Syndrome||The levator ani is a set of muscles at the base of the pelvis||Y|
|Chronic Prostatitis||Becoming outdated as researchers discover the prostate is a bit player in CPPS||Y|
|UCPPS||Urologic CPPS, covers all of the above. Gaining acceptance||Y|