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Diagnosis of Chronic Prostatitis

 
When doctors diagnose prostatitis, they often use the NIH-CPSI (National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Scale), which will be described in detail later in this manual. The scoring system lists a series of questions about the symptoms of prostatitis and the degree to which the patient is bothered.
 
After carefully filling in the form according to your condition, discuss the scoring results with your doctor. This is a way for you to participate in the diagnosis process. During the treatment, the doctor will ask you to answer the questions listed in the table again and judge the treatment effect by comparing the symptom scores before and after treatment.
In the outpatient department, besides asking you to fill in the scoring form, the doctor will also ask about your medical history and check your body.
 
The physical examination items include the digital rectal examination (DRE), that is, the doctor will wear gloves, apply paraffin oil to the index finger to lubricate, and then slowly extend the lubricated index finger into your rectum to check the size, texture, and sensitivity of the prostate, which will provide important information for the doctor.
 
During the examination, doctors may massage your prostate to obtain a sample of prostatic fluid. After the prostate massage, the expressed prostatic secretions(EPS) is discharged through the external orifice of the urethra, and then collected for examination under the microscope. Urine can also be examined and cultured under a microscope.

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