Prostatitis Test and Diagnostic – Dr. Jeremy Grummet

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A simple urina and dipstick test can be used to identify for prostatitis. If the test is positive, your can begin treatment very quickly.

Diagnostic tests for prostatitis are to get at minimum a dipstick of urine, but usually we would actually get a midstream urine. And we would assess the urine under the microscope.

What we are looking for are for prostatitis are white blood cells, which are a market of inflammation. We look at red blood cells also. This is a separate condition altogether called hematuria. But of course, we’re looking for the growth of bacteria as well when we culture the urine. And if we can find that, then well that confirms that it’s an infective agent which then needs to be treated with antibiotics.

Associate Professor Dr. Jeremy Grummet

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