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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
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 infection. Urine obtained pre and post prostate massage will help identify types 3 & 4, but the distinction is less important as the managemen of both types 3 and 4 overlap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 inflammation of the prostate can be established by examining the fluid obtained on prostatic massage. Your wife does not have a prostate and cannot get prostatitis! ...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
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
Is there a test to isolate the organism causing chronic prostatitis or epidydymitis? Is it simple or invasive?
Maybe, and may not..: Theoretically, yes; but in practice, it's not for most of the cases. In fact, a good history, proper physical exam on scrotum and its contents as well as the dre for prostate usually can make a reasonable impression of what is going on. For prostatitis?, differential 4-glass ua can be done; for epididymitis, rx is based on clinical judgment and ua. Go to see expert. More? To www.Fprmefirst.Com. ...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
26 male. Prostatitis symptms for years. 5 diff uros, all checks "normal". Low/good PSA test. Ultrasnd "prost looks relatively small", but recent pain in lower left back when bending certain ways for 2 wks now and symps. seem worse. Chance of cancer?
Sir my r testis pains.Ultrasound showed microcalcification.Semen test showed plenty of puscells.Doctor said I have prostatitis abacterial please describe?
Prostatitis: You have an infection of your prostate gland and antibiotics are indicated for treatment. ...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 took a month course of antibiotics for prostatis & am now asymptomatic; labs show bacteria is still present in the prostate. Is there any cure?
Yes: Yes but at times you may again get a flare up. Go back see your doctor ...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
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
I have chronic bacterial prostatitis.Had many midstream urine cultures,and 1 semen culture,which shows nothing but WBC in semen.Are there other tests?
Prostatitis: M of unknown age: Notes: I have chronic bacterial prostatitis.Had many midstream urine cultures,and 1 semen culture,which shows nothing but WBC in semen.Are there other tests? ANS: Without knowing how old you are, your recent sexual history and tests for STD or what you prostate feels like and what treatments you have had I can only recommend you ask your team. They know you best. ...Read more
I have diverticulitis and chronic prostatitis but hematology blood test is normal can these infections cause for my spleen to be enlarged?
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. If your spleen is enlarged the overwhelming probability is that there is another reason. ...Read more
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