What should be the focus of clinical history for suspected prostatitis?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Paul J Turek, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis by definition produces no symptoms.

Consider a diagnosis of sexually transmitted prostatitis in sexually active adolescents.

Do not overlook the prostate gland when searching for a source of sepsis in patients with diabetes mellitus, patients on dialysis for chronic renal failure, patients who are immunocompromised, and postsurgical patients who have had urethral instrumentation. In all those settings, prostatitis can lead to urosepsis.


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