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Prostatitis test

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Proteinuria: Foaming of the urine could mean there is protein spilling into it. Your 24 hr urine test will clarify this a bit more.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not proteinuria: This is your normal bladder mucus. Peeing into the water makes the surface turbulent and traps bits of air. Stop reading stuff that makes you worry an... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
No: There is no specific test to diagnose prostatitis. This is a clinical diagnosis. However, there are several tests generally performed to exclude oth... Read More
Dr. Howard Adler
Urology 31 years experience
Yes: It depends as there are 4 types of prostatitis. History, symptoms, & urine culture will identify type's 1 & 2 as these are associated with bacterial ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends and no: Prostatitis may be bacterial in which case clinical examination and urine culture may provide the diagnosis. In most cases the cause is not known and... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Prostatitis: Urine does not, in any way, diagnose a prostate infection. Prostatitis is usually diagnosed through direct examination combined with the specific symp... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Splenomegaly: The spleen may enlarge in the presence of several infections. Nonetheless the ones you mention might only be implicated on a very theoretical basis. I... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 25 years experience
History and Exam: Symptoms guide the diagnosis of prostatitis. When the prostate swells it triggers irritation to the bladder. Urgency/frequency of urination and a var... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Kyle
Urology 18 years experience
Somewhat: There's no *absolute* test, but the diagnosis is supported by an abnormal urinalysis, irritative urinary symptoms, and a rectal exam with a tender pro... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Wait: PSA test is of limited use as a screening test for cancer. If you have other prostate issues, it is even less useful. You need to discuss the matter w... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
See a urologist: You do not want to be fooling with this yourself. You need expert assessment and advice. Go now. Do not wait to pass go and collect $.

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