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Does stress cause prostatitis?

By Victoria Moliner.
Last Update: 11/30/2016

Although its effect is less evident, stress can cause prostatitis, especially in asymptomatic cases where the infection is not derived from a pathogenic organism.

During stressful times there is a tendency to increase muscle tension which can affect the pelvic floor area and encourage urine retention.

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 Victoria Moliner
Victoria Moliner
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Degree in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Valencia (UV). Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the UV and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Presently, she works as a Research Biologist.
Embryologist. Degree in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Valencia (UV). Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the UV and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Presently, she works as a Research Biologist.
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