Prostatitis is the condition of infection – inflammation of the prostate.
Prostatitis can be from unrecognizable to very painful symptoms. It mainly affects men aged 30-50 years.
BASIC APPEARANCES – INDICATIONS – IMPORTANCE
Prostatitis can be:
Chronic It is the most common, with symptoms that occur and leave for months or years
The main symptoms are:
- Pain in the genital area, in the lower abdomen and urination
- Need for frequent urination, especially during the evening hours
- Sexual problems (erection, painful ejaculation)
- Past prostatitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Acute phase Less common with sudden and severe symptoms of infection and response
The main symptoms are:
- Pain in the genital area, evacuation and urination
- Anuria (requires immediate medical attention), need for frequent urination mainly in the evening
- Urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted diseases, rectal sexual intercourse.
- Anatomical bladder problems, urinary catheter use, biopsy.
LABORATORY HEMATOLOGICAL CONTROL
It is used to rule out a possible uterine infection that gives similar symptoms
Detection in aerobic anaerobic microbes, chlamydia, mycoplasma, ureoplasma. Immediate screening of active prostatitis by direct detection of a possible infection. It is also used in monitoring the treatment
Detection in aerobic anaerobic microbes, chlamydia, mycoplasma and ureoplasma infections. Indirect Diagnostic Test on Active Prostatitis. It is also used in monitoring the treatment
Prostate antigen (PSA)
The values are increased in proportion to the intensity of prostatitis. It can also be used to monitor the progress of treatment
ADDITIONAL IMAGING TESTS
Ultrasound imaging prostate
Assessment of prostate volume , morphology and perfusion test. The intensity of inflammation is assessed and possible calcifications from past prostatitis are checked.
It is used to diagnose prostatitis and monitor treatment efficacy
Information selected with sources:
- Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests – J.Wallach
The selection of the examinations is done with absolutely individual criteria. The exact choice is the responsibility of your treating physician
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INFORMATION ON LABORATORY TESTS
Laboratory testing is required
- Urine / sperm culture: sample of urine / semen of a morning home collection in a sterile pharmacy urinary trap
- Urethral culture: taken with a special cotton swab by the doctor of the laboratory by appointment
- PSA: Simple blood collection at any time and without food preparation.
It is recommended for 3 days to abstain from sexual intercourse – no prostate has been treated and examined
TIME OF DELIVERY OF RESULTS
- Cultures require 1-3 days to complete
- PSA within the day (emergency in 1 hour)