Prostatitis : Diagnosis and Treatment

◉ Diagnosis of prostatitis

Your doctor will perform a physical exam, review your symptoms, medical history, and order tests to determine the cause. Allows these tests:

◉ During a physical examination, the doctor examines the body and checks whether:

◉ Medical tests may include :

1- Diagnosis of acute bacterial prostatitis (ABP)

2- The diagnosis of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)

3- The diagnosis of chronic prostatitis

◉ Differential diagnosis

Treatment of prostatitis

Treatment for prostatitis depends on the specific type diagnosed and your symptoms.

◉ Treatment of acute bacterial prostatitis

Acute prostatitis (where symptoms are sudden and severe) is usually treated with painkillers and a 2-4 week course of antibiotics.

The antibiotics prescribed must have good penetration into the prostate tissue (alkaline) and be adapted to the type of bacteria responsible for the infection (ex: fluoroquinolones, tetracyclines, macrolides and trimethoprim).

The doctor may also recommend:

Criteria for hospitalization for acute bacterial prostatitis:

◉ Treatment of chronic bacterial prostatitis

The doctor treats chronic bacterial prostatitis, guided by the culture results, with antibiotics. However, the treatment requires a longer duration (up to 6 months).

He may also use alpha-blockers, these medications help relax the bladder muscles near the prostate and ease symptoms such as painful urination.

◉ Treatment of chronic prostatitis

Nonbacterial prostatitis is difficult to cure, so the goal is to control symptoms. Several types of drugs can be used:

Alternative therapies


There are several potential complications of prostatitis, which may include the following:

⮜ Prostatitis: Types, Causes and Symptoms


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