If symptoms of prostatitis are present, your urologist while likely perform a physical exam as well as a digital rectal exam to determine the severity.
Additionally, the following tests may be ordered in order to confirm a diagnosis:
- CBC (complete blood count)
- A urinalysis, or urine tests, to check for bacteria
- Blood chemistry tests
- PSA test (prostate-specific antigen)
If any of these tests reveal a positive prostatitis diagnosis, the following treatment options are available to patients:
- Pain medications and muscle relaxants
- Anti-inflammatory medication along with warm baths
- Antibiotics for infectious prostatitis
- Surgical removal of the infected portions of the prostate
- Supportive therapies for chronic prostatitis including stool softeners and prostate massage
View our procedures to learn more about the in-office treatment of prostatitis
Additionally, lifestyle and diet changes have been known to help with prevention and treatment of this condition. Learn more about prevention here.