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 Grummet – Urological surgeon and Director of Clinical Research in Urology at Alfred Health. Member of Australian Urology Associates private practice group