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Is inflammation of the prostate the same as a urinary tract infection?

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

Although discomfort may occur when urinating, no, prostatitis is not the same as a urinary tract infection. Prostatitis affects the prostate, while a urinary tract infection affects the urinary tract.

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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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