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Is there a test for prostatitis?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Howard Adler
Dr. Howard Adler
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In brief: No
There is no specific test to diagnose prostatitis.
This is a clinical diagnosis. However, there are several tests generally performed to exclude other causes of the pain and discomfort that may accompany prostatitis.

In brief: No
There is no specific test to diagnose prostatitis.
This is a clinical diagnosis. However, there are several tests generally performed to exclude other causes of the pain and discomfort that may accompany prostatitis.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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