To determine which type of prostatitis is present, one or more of the following tests may be performed.

Prostatitis Tests

  • Medical History: A medical history discussion will provide information to your doctor to be sure there is not another condition related to or causing you symptoms.
  • Physical Exam: You and your doctor will thoroughly discuss your symptoms and any pain and discomfort.
  • Digital Rectal Exam: This exam will check for abnormalities of the organs in your pelvis and lower abdomen area.
  • Urine Test (urinalysis): This test will be done to determine if bacteria is present in your urine.
  • Urodynamic Test: Your doctor may order this test to check the function of your bladder and see if the bladder empties steadily and completely. Learn more about Urodynamic Testing>>