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A 24-year-old male asked:

Prostatitis can be found without physical checkup? had semen analysis and pus cells 10-15hpf r found. doctor said this is due to prostatitis.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Physical exam: I would expect a physician who's talking about me having prostatitis to give me a rectal, and probably to check the first bit of urine i pass after the rectal. Diagnosing prostatitis / prostate pain / prostate infection / non-infectious prostate troubles is tricky. If no bacteria, sometimes something as simple as a stool softener helps. Good luck.

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Last updated Apr 8, 2013

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