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Prostate Stones

I have a small stone in my prostate and it was told it came from a reoccuring prostate infections, which has led to calcium build up in the prostate.  Is this time for concern?  Do I consider surgery? I am 40 kids and want kids.
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Dear Meliorator:

Prostate stones is a common condition, also known as corpora amylacea. More information about the nature and mechanism of the stones should be assessed. Prostate stones do not generally cause symptoms but may be associated with symptoms of other conditions such as BPH. Like you said, calcifications could be due to recurring prostatitis. Have you had a culture done to assess the presence of a microorganism that may be causing the recurrent infection?

It should be noted that removal of part of the prostate (via TURP) has not been shown to be beneficial to men with chronic bacterial prostatitis (reference). Removal of the part of the prostate that has the infection may not be achieved.

A second opinion is warranted.

Best,

Ash Tewari, MD

Nickel JC (2002). Prostatitis and related conditions. In PC Walsh et al., eds., Campbell's Urology, 8th ed., vol. 1, pp. 603–630. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.

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