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Are There Lab Tests To Diagnose Prostatitis
What are the gold standard tests needed to diagnose chronic non-bacterial prostatitis? 3wks of tight and sore perineum and scrotum , want to know why.
Here are some ...: There has been no single gold standard for diagnosing chronic prostatitis. But the combo of a detailed Hx to review the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, progress, and resolution of the symptoms and their potentially related discomforts + physical exams + 3-/4-glass urine test as needed will definitely gain better insight on how to deduce more accurate Dx for more sensible Rx than ever ...Read more
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 variable stream are the norm. Pain typically involves the tip of the penis, groins, testicles, low back and perineum. Urine tests may be done, but not always. Treatment with antibiotics, nsaids, prostate relaxation and bladder calming meds can fix it. ...Read more
Prostatitis -how it can b differentiate b/w swollen & infected prostate? What are the tests & symptoms in both conditions. I m 24 & having prostatitis
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 $. ...Read more
Diagnose: prostatitis. Don't like regular water. Drink 5 liters of Propel water per day. Is that too much artificial sweetner? Hurting my prostate?
Not a problem: Drinking 5 liters a day should not affect prostatis ...Read more
Can perineum-urethral pain be symptoms of prostatitis, even when digital rec. exam, ultrasnd with urinalysis show nothing. What tests 4 confirmation?
2 vs 4 glass test: Urinalysis is not a 'gold standard' for prostatitis - the 2 and 4 glass test is very useful, and measures urinary bacteria levels from 4 points during a single voided specimen 1) first urine =urethral 2) second urine = bladder 3) post- prostate massage urine = prostatic sample, and 4) second post-prostate massage urine = prostatic sample ...Read more
How accurate is a urine test for prostatitis? What other tests are needed to identify infection or inflammation?
I'm fed up! doctor say that I've prostatitis & all tests are clear. Symptoms are pain & swelling in testes after urination and will go away in 20 mins?
See a Ruologist: See a different doctor for an opinion. Try a urologist. ...Read more
Does ngu cause prostatitis. Received oral sex 6 months ago. Told I had ngu 3 weeks after. all std tests neg. all urethral swabs since have been clear?
Separate problems: Nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) and prostatitis are separate problems, although they have overlapping symptoms and often difficult to distinguish from one another. NGU is not known to be a cause of prostatitis, but this is uncertain and controversial. If you haven't been seen in one of UK's excellent NHS GUM clinics, that would be a good next step for truly expert care. Good luck! ...Read more
Prostatitis is the swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, which is a gland located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more
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