How is pelvic floor muscle dysfunction assessed in the evaluation of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction can also be evaluated by palpating the deep muscles duirng DRE and the perineum and superficial pelvic floor muscles externally. The strength and endurance of muscles, quality and timing of contractions, and ability to relax the muscles between contractions should be evaluated.


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