What is Chronic prostatitis?

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, and so there are actually few tests to do, apart from urine. 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 prostatitis, but rather, ruling out other diagnoses.

Dr Jeremy Grummet, Urological Surgeon

Last Reviewed: 14/04/2020


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