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'Spousal Revenge Syndrome'- description of a new chronic pelvic pain syndrome patient cohort
Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Feb  2016 (Vol.  23, Issue  1, Pages( 8176 - 8178)
PMID: 26892062


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  • Psychological factors may play a role in the pathophysiology of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). This case series describes a cohort of 10 men presenting with CP/CPPS whose symptoms began after an extramarital sexual encounter, who strongly believed they had a sexually transmitted infection (STI) despite negative testing, and who have had no improvement with empiric antibiotic treatment. Patients’ clinical presentation and physical exam findings are reviewed. All men were clinically phenotyped with the UPOINT system. Pelvic floor spasm and not infection was prominent in these men. Treatment recommendations are proposed and compliance assessed.