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Are there lab tests to diagnose prostatitis?

Are there lab tests to diagnose prostatitis?

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 prostate. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Laboratory (Definition)

Is facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments & measurements are performed. An example is medical (clinical) lab where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get info. About the health of a patient in terms ...Read more


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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.

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

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Is there a test for prostatitis?

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 more

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Whats the best test for prostatitis and could I give it to my wife?

Whats the best test for prostatitis and could I give it to my wife?

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

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Prostatitis -how it can b differentiate b/w swollen & infected prostate? What are the tests & symptoms in both conditions. I m 24 & having prostatitis

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

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What tests are done for prostatitis?

What tests are done for prostatitis?

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

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Sign of prostatitis and how to diagnose it.

Prostatitis: Diagnosis will be based on symptoms and physical exam and possibly midstream urine culture. ...Read more

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Is there a test to isolate the organism causing chronic prostatitis or epidydymitis? Is it simple or invasive?

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

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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

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How accurate is a urine test for prostatitis? What other tests are needed to identify infection or inflammation?

How accurate is a urine test for prostatitis?  What other tests are needed to identify infection or inflammation?

Prostatitis: Urine does not, in any way, diagnose a prostate infection. Prostatitis is usually diagnosed through direct examination combined with the specific symptoms and history. Urine is used to rule out or rule in a bladder infection. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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I have diverticulitis and chronic prostatitis but hematology blood test is normal can these infections cause for my spleen to be enlarged?

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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Prostatitis (Definition)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate 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