Chronic Prostatitis

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chronic prostatitis

Chronic prostatitis

Chronic prostatitis, the diagnostic tests are the same, because it’s a diagnosis essentially of exclusion. In other words we’re excluding the infective causes.

There are actually few tests to do, apart from the urine test. We may, for example, do a urinary tract ultrasound, which is really just to check that there is normal anatomy. Perhaps in more severe cases, we might also do a CT scan of the pelvis to rule out any other pathology.

Again, it’s not confirming the diagnosis of Chronic prostititis, but rather ruling out other diagnoses.

Associate Professor Dr. Jeremy GrummetUrological surgeon and Director of Clinical Research in Urology at Alfred Health. Member of Australian Urology Associates private practice group