What are physical findings characteristic of chronic bacterial prostatitis?

Updated: Nov 01, 2019
  • Author: Paul J Turek, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Physical examination in patients with chronic bacterial prostatitis may reveal the following:

  • Normal examination findings between acute episodes

  • Tender, nodular, or normal gland on digital rectal examination

  • Suprapubic tenderness during acute episodes

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