What is the role of expressed prostatic secretions for the diagnosis of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS)?

Updated: Dec 04, 2020
  • Author: Eric S Rovner, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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In men, expressed prostatic secretions yield no findings specific for interstitial cystitis. Nonetheless, localizing cultures and microscopic examination should be performed to exclude bacterial prostatitis.


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