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How is prostatitis diagnosed?‏

I'm 44years old and I'm from Australia. Resently I have a fever and a difficult time urinating, and pain of penis. I think perhaps I have a prostatitis. I'm going to hospital and have a test, so I want to know how is prostatitis diagnosed.

1 answers - 2010-11-11

Doctor
The diagnosis of prostatitis relies on a careful history and physical examination by the health care practitioner.
The most important laboratory test is a urinalysis to help differentiate the types of prostatitis. The need for other blood tests or imaging studies like ultrasound, X-ray, and computerized tomography (CT) will depend upon the clinical situation and presentation.                                    
Released in 2010-11-11