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I want to ask how the chronic bacterial prostatitis can be diagnosed?‏

I doubt whether I have contracted chronic bacterial prostatitis. So I want to ask how the chronic bacterial prostatitis can be diagnosed. Please tell me in details. Thank you.

1 answers - 2010-10-09

Doctor
Hello.I answer your question.
The diagnosis is made by finding an abnormal urinalysis. Sometimes, a urinalysis is collected after prostate examination. This may allow some prostatic fluid to be expressed into the urine and cultured.

A blood test called PSA (prostate surface antigen) may be elevated in this type of prostatitis. While PSA is used as a prostate cancer screening tool, it can also be elevated whenever the prostate is inflamed. 
I advise you to visit a doctor as soon as possible.                                    
Released in 2010-10-09